This book offers a psychoanalytic perspective on learning and teaching and on many of the issues which preoccupy those who work in educational the origins of learning in children’s early relationships and at factors which help and hinder the educational process in later childhood and adolescence. Amongst the topics addressed in the book are the significance of play and playfulness, the impact of change, separation, times of transition, bereavement, bullying and racism. The author has aimed to set well-established psychoanalytic ideas about lear of current educational practice and to look at the teacher’s experience alongside that of the students.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Preface -- Introduction -- "Where do babies come from?" What makes children want to learn? -- A theoretical overview: an introduction to psychoanalytic concepts and their application -- Play, playfulness, and learning -- Latency -- Adolescence -- Beginnings, endings, and times of transition -- Understanding behaviour: insight in the classroom and the value of observation -- Special educational needs -- Group dynamics in school -- Projective processes: gangs, bullying, and racism -- Families and schools -- Assessment, evaluation, and inspection -- Inclusion, exclusion, and self-exclusion