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ERIC Number: EJ1090802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Temporal Transcendence of the Teacher as Other
Joldersma, Clarence W.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n4 p393-404 2016
Over the last decades, education has shifted more clearly to a learner-centered understanding, including particularly constructivism, leaving little room conceptually for a substantive role for the teacher. This article develops a Levinasian framework for understanding the teacher as other. It begins by exploring the spatial metaphors of Levinas's idea of the teacher as transcendent but shifts to Levinas's idea of time as instants (durations) that come to the ego as a gift from the future. The article employs these temporal metaphors to understand better the transcendence of the teacher.
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Language: English
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