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John Dewey 2016 conferences

Conférences John Dewey 2016

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Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

Un chercheur ou un groupe de chercheur en éducation, internationalement reconnu, consacre plusieurs jours à la présentation de son travail sur invitation du CREAD et de l'ESPE de Bretagne : ce sont les « conférences John Dewey ». Pour 2016, le CREAD et l'ESPE de Bretagne ont choisi d'inviter Tim Ingold, anthropologue à l'université d'Aberdeen.

Announcement

Un chercheur ou un groupe de chercheur en Éducation, internationalement reconnu, consacre plusieurs jours à la présentation de son travail sur invitation du CREAD et de l'ESP de Bretagne : ce sont les « CONFÉRENCES JOHN DEWEY ».

Pour 2016, le CREAD et l'ESPE de bretagne ont choisi d'inviter Tim Ingold, anthropologue à l'université d'Aberdeen.

Programme

Lundi 08 février 2016 / 14h-17h

Education is not knowledge transfer 

Standard models describe education as the intergenerational transfer of an already settled and authorised corpus of knowledge. The corpus is already complete before education begins, and education is complete once the corpus has been transferred. I argue that this model does not adequately capture the ways in which people come to know what they do. Wisdom lies not in having more representations packed inside your head but in the ability to respond to environmental cues with sensitivity, judgement and precision.

Mardi 09 février 2016 / 14h-17h

Education and attention 

Attention is about stretching ourselves, or reaching out for things. But it is also about waiting on them. In this lecture I contrast the ideas of two authors who have described education as a process of attention: James Gibson and Jan Masschelein. For Gibson, the education of attention leads to skilled mastery. But for Masschelein, attention is a form of submission. I argue that both mastery and submission are present in every action. The question is: which leads and which follows? I argue that action is attentive in so far as it leads by submission.

Mercredi 10 février 2016 / 14h-17h 

Education in the minor key 

Here I draw on recent writing by Erin Manning to propose a notion of education as an exploration of the middle ground, a continual variation on experience that has no point of origin or destination, no milestones or levels of attainment, but that continually overflows the limits of conceptualisation. Education in this minor mode opens us up to the reality of the world so that we can learn from it, rather than about it. As such, it persistently unsettles the certainties of the major. Without it, however, life would be forever imprisoned within the limitations of our own knowledge of it. 

Jeudi 11 février 2016 / 09h30-12h30 

Education as correspondence 

We are accustomed to thinking of education as a process of interaction that goes on in face-to-face relations between teachers and students. But bodies positioned face to face cannot move without colliding. The interactive model thus separates knowledge from movement. I suggest that we should rather think of education as a ‘leading-out’, along lines that carry on together while continually answering to one another, as in musical polyphony. I characterise this going along together as correspondence. In this last lecture I consider the meaning of education as a process of correspondence.

Places

  • ESPE de Bretagne, site de formation de Rennes - 153 rue de Saint Malo
    Rennes, France (35043 CEDEX)

Date(s)

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Friday, December 11, 2015

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Keywords

  • education, knowledge transfer, attention

Contact(s)

  • Jean-Noël Blocher
    courriel : jean-noel [dot] blocher [at] espe-bretagne [dot] fr

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Information source

  • Jean-Noël Blocher
    courriel : jean-noel [dot] blocher [at] espe-bretagne [dot] fr

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« John Dewey 2016 conferences », Lecture series, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, https://calenda.org/350420

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