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Ludwig Wittgenstein and Klaus Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections

A recently completed paper (.pdf): Klaus Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing is internationally regarded as a key post-war text in the philosophy of education. This paper introduces this text (translated by the presenter) by focusing on its highly … Continue reading

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Learning Theory as Instructional Technology – or "the Animal Method of Learning"

Just got a paper accepted for a collection (edited by Neil Selwyn & Kari Facer) on The Politics of Education & Technology forthcoming from Palgrave. The focus of my contribution is on the technological, instrumentalist character of learning theories that … Continue reading

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The “new Language of Learning:” Lineage and Limitations

Here’s an abstract I just submitted to Gert Biesta’s conference, Theorising Education, in June. It is relatively uncontroversial to describe teaching and education as means through which naturally-occurring, biologically-based processes of learning are directed and facilitated to achieve predetermined outcomes. Gert Biesta … Continue reading

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Reviving Forgotten Connections in Teacher Education

Earlier, I reported on the visit of Dr. Tone Saevi to TRU. Together with Dr. Diane Purvey and myself, Dr. Saevi taught a course that combined film and art together with an emphasis on the pedagogical relation. As a result … Continue reading

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