The Purposes of Education: A Conversation Between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Purposes of Education

A Conversation Between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen, 1st Edition

By John Hattie, Steen Nepper Larsen

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272 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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What are the purposes of education and what is the relationship between educational research and policy? Using the twin lenses of Visible Learning and educational philosophy these are among the many fascinating topics discussed in extended conversations between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen. This wide-ranging, and informative book offers fundamental propositions about the nature of Education. It maps out in fascinating detail a coming together of Hattie’s empirical data and world-famous Visible Learning paradigm with the rich heritage of educational philosophy. As well as exploring the inevitable questions of the purpose of education and the development of students in a learning society.

Part clash of cultures, part meeting of minds, always fascinating and illuminating, this intriguing book will inspire teachers, students and parents at all levels of the educational system – from kindergarten through school to university.

Conversations include:

What is the purpose of education?

Does educational data speak for itself?

What is the role of the teacher?

Is learning a visible phenomenon?

Is it important to teach and learn specific subjects?

What is the role of Neuroscience research?

What is the relationship between educational research and educational politics?

What is the role of the state in education?

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. The encounter
  2. Does educational data speak for itself?
  3. Is learning a visible phenomenon?
  4. Is it important to teach and learn specific subjects?
  5. How not to objectify the students and pupils you are studying?
  6. What is the role of the teacher?
  7. What is the relationship between educational research and educational politics?
  8. Is it possible to revitalize the German concept Bildung, i.e. the formation of character and the higher ideas and ideals of education?
  9. How to differentiate between the how, what, and why of education
  10. Is there a purpose of education?
  11. Is it possible to understand pedagogy as an art of decentering?
  12. How to deal with neuroscience?
  13. How to deal with critique?
  14. If schools didn’t exist – would we miss them?
  15. Why are we longing for predictability and security?
  16. The conversation stops but must continue

References

List of abbreviations

Glossary

Index

About the Authors

John Hattie is Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia and his Visible Learning series of books have been translated into 23 different languages and have sold over 1 million copies.

Steen Nepper Larsen is Associate Professor in Education Science at Aarhus University in Denmark and has written numerous academic books and published 100s of journal articles. He is also a radio presenter and producer and has worked on several popular philosophy programs for Danmarks Radio, P1.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General