Philosophy for Education – an attempt at exercise in thought

Zamojski, Piotr (2015) Philosophy for Education – an attempt at exercise in thought. Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny (The Pedagogical Quarterly), 235 (1). pp. 127-151. ISSN 0023-5938

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Abstract

This article concerns the issue of being engaged philosophically in education. Inspired by Hannah Arendt's idea of exercise in thought and Max Weber's methodology of ideal types I try to investigate possible ways of relating philosophy and educational practice by considering the events that open up possibilities for understanding such a relation, and reconstructing these possibilities as ideal types of philosophical engagement in education. Each of these types refers to a different understanding of philosophy, philosophy of education and the theory and practice of education. Conducting such an exercise aims at formulating the post-critical type analysed at the end of the paper. I assume that, although it is practiced, it has not yet been considered thoroughly, and so it is not acknowledged as a form of philosophical engagement in education.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: philosophy; educational practice; onto-theo-logy; rationality of action; philosophical engagement in education; post-critical relation between philosophy and education
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Piotr Zamojski
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 09:12
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1700

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