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ERIC Number: EJ1070601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
A Matter of Exposition: Examination and Education
Schröder, Sabrina; Thompson, Christiane
Ethics and Education, v10 n2 p152-162 2015
While current literature on examination and testing mostly engages with the objectivity of exams and their procedural logic, this article is concerned with the 'ethical dimension' of examination: Examinations provoke a particular relation to oneself, possibly self-transformation. The praxis of examination entails self-confrontation in the light of the uncertainty regarding that which is expected of the self. Referring to an example taken from the field of early education, four "figures"--positional difference, exposition, identification, and representation--are used in a heuristic manner to elaborate on the ethical dimension in examination. The aim of the paper is to view "examination" from a theoretical point of view focusing on practices, on the one hand, and to analyze the ethical norms and expectations that the self is addressed with in the field of early education, on the other.
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Language: English
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