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ERIC Number: EJ1046422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
A Rhetoric of Turns: Signs and Symbols in Education
Rutten, Kris; Soetaert, Ronald
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n4 p604-620 Nov 2014
In our research and teaching we explore the value and the place of rhetoric in education. From a theoretical perspective we situate our work in different disciplines, inspired by major "turns": linguistic, cultural, anthropological/ethnographic, interpretive, semiotic, narrative, literary, rhetorical etc. In this article we engage in the discussion about what all these turns might entail for education by elaborating on what it implies to read the world as a "text"--as is central in a semiotic approach--and by introducing new rhetoric in general, and the work of the literary critic and rhetorician Kenneth Burke in particular, as a possible theoretical and methodological resource. We illustrate its application in the analysis of a fictional narrative. Our aim is to explore how an understanding of education as rhetoric can be integrated into the teacher education curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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