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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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Retuning Education: Bildung and Exemplarity Beyond the Logic of Progress

Retuning Education: Bildung and Exemplarity Beyond the Logic of Progress

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Morten Timmermann Korsgaard
April 04, 2024

This book responds to the need for new ways of defining the aims and forms of education, in an age that has seen the ideals of progress and growth lead the planet and its inhabitants to the brink of extinction. Arguing that contemporary ideas of performance and accountability counter "the heart" of...

Indirect Education Exploring Indirectness in Teaching and Research

Indirect Education: Exploring Indirectness in Teaching and Research

1st Edition

By Herner Saeverot
September 25, 2023

Indirect Education discusses direct and indirect pedagogies and the complexities of these concepts within the field of education practice and research. It addresses the question of when it is most beneficial to be indirect with regard to teaching and educational research. The book offers an ...

Encountering Education through Existential Challenges and Community Re-connection and Renewal for an Ecologically based Future

Encountering Education through Existential Challenges and Community: Re-connection and Renewal for an Ecologically based Future

1st Edition

By Giles Barrow
August 31, 2023

Directly inspired by Indian British activist Satish Kumar’s 2013 seminal work ‘Soil, Soul and Society’, this book rethinks education in line with thoughts around the current climate crisis, the purpose of education in a post-pandemic world, and the mental health of children, teachers and youth ...

A Dilemmatic Approach to Education

A Dilemmatic Approach to Education

1st Edition

By Ariel Sarid
May 31, 2023

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 07, 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 ...

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