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Theorizing Education


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Theorizing Education brings together innovative work from a wide range of contexts and traditions which explicitly focuses on the roles of theory in educational research and educational practice. The series includes contextual and socio-historical analyses of existing traditions of theory and theorizing, exemplary use of theory, and empirical work where theory has been used in innovative ways. The distinctive focus for the series is the engagement with educational questions, articulating what explicitly educational function the work of particular forms of theorizing supports.

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A Dilemmatic Approach to Education Exploring a New Model of Educational Theory

A Dilemmatic Approach to Education: Exploring a New Model of Educational Theory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Ariel Sarid
September 30, 2021

A Dilemmatic Approach to Education offers a unique approach to educational theorizing that enriches the way we think about education. Problematizing conventional education theory, it presents an unorthodox thesis that education is defined by an internal conflict between competing core values, which...

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education Beyond the One-Dimensional Self

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education: Beyond the One-Dimensional Self

1st Edition

By Agnieszka Bates
May 24, 2021

Moral Emotions and Human Interdependence in Character Education challenges contemporary mainstream approaches to character education predicated on individualism, ‘essential virtues’ and generic ‘character skills’. This book synthesizes perspectives from phenomenology, psychology, cultural ...

A Pedagogy of Equality in a Time of Unrest Strategies for an Ambiguous Future

A Pedagogy of Equality in a Time of Unrest: Strategies for an Ambiguous Future

1st Edition

By Carl Anders Safstrom
September 08, 2020

A Pedagogy of Equality in a Time of Unrest addresses education and teaching as fundamental democratic forms of equality. It offers an alternative route for democracy and education and shows how particular shifts in ways of thinking and practising can lead to an education in favour of a democratic ...

Phenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation Back to Education Itself

Phenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation: Back to Education Itself

1st Edition

Edited By Patrick Howard, Tone Saevi, Andrew Foran, Gert Biesta
July 01, 2020

Phenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation challenges the abstract-technical understanding of education to orient the reader to the importance of relationality, intersubjectivity, and otherness to renew and reclaim the educational project. This book treats education as a matter of ...

Manabi and Japanese Schooling Beyond Learning in the Era of Globalisation

Manabi and Japanese Schooling: Beyond Learning in the Era of Globalisation

1st Edition

By Masamichi Ueno, Yasunori Kashiwagi, Kayo Fujii, Tomoya Saito, Taku Murayama
March 18, 2020

Manabi and Japanese Schooling: Beyond Learning in the Era of Globalisation considers the theory and practices behind the Japanese concept of Manabi, particularly as the progressive concept of learning in the globalised world. It seeks to provide educational visions of Manabi as an alternative ...

Education in the Age of the Screen Possibilities and Transformations in Technology

Education in the Age of the Screen: Possibilities and Transformations in Technology

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy Vansieleghem, Joris Vlieghe, Manuel Zahn
August 20, 2019

This edited volume brings together experts from across the field of education to explore how traditional pedagogic and didactic forms and processes are changing, or even disappearing, as a result of new technologies being used for education and learning. Considering the use, opportunites and ...

Reclaiming Education in the Age of PISA Challenging OECD’s Educational Order

Reclaiming Education in the Age of PISA: Challenging OECD’s Educational Order

1st Edition

By Vasco d'Agnese
January 17, 2019

Reclaiming Education in the Age of PISA provides a critical analysis of the OECD’s educational agenda and its main tool, namely, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). Based on an analysis of the OECD’s public documents, including publications, webpages, and videos, d’Agnese argues ...

Religious Education and the Public Sphere

Religious Education and the Public Sphere

1st Edition

By Patricia Hannam
January 07, 2019

Religious Education and the Public Sphere reveals, through an analysis of theory and practice, that religious education is resting on historic and persistent assumptions about both religion and education. Drawing on work from Arendt and Weil, new ideas emerge regarding religious education's ...

Art as Unlearning Towards a Mannerist Pedagogy

Art as Unlearning: Towards a Mannerist Pedagogy

1st Edition

By John Baldacchino
December 14, 2018

Art as Unlearning makes an argument for art’s unlearning as a mannerist pedagogy. Art’s pedagogy facilitates a form of forgetfulness by extending what happens in the practice of the arts in their visual, auditory and performative forms. The concept of learning has become predominantly hijacked by ...

On the Politics of Educational Theory Rhetoric, theoretical ambiguity, and the construction of society

On the Politics of Educational Theory: Rhetoric, theoretical ambiguity, and the construction of society

1st Edition

By Tomasz Szkudlarek
May 09, 2018

On the Politics of Educational Theory considers the political significance of educational theory as a specific genre of public discourse. Rather than understanding educational theories solely as addressing issues of childrearing and instruction, this book aims to view educational theories in a ...

Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society

Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education: Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society

1st Edition

By Michel Alhadeff-Jones
May 04, 2018

Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education argues that by rethinking the way we relate to time, we can fundamentally rethink the way we conceive education. Beyond the contemporary rhetoric of acceleration, speed, urgency or slowness, this book provides an epistemological, historical and ...

Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education Complicating conjunctions

Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education: Complicating conjunctions

1st Edition

By Anne M Phelan
December 21, 2017

If teacher education, as a field of study, is to contribute to the revitalization, re-moralization and re-politicization of Education, this book argues that it needs to be alert to questions of teachers’ intellectual and political freedom and to concerns about the legitimacy of what we do in ...

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