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ERIC Number: EJ1098979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Use of Educational Objects
Stearns, Clio
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v24 n2 p191-203 2016
This conceptual paper looks at the Winnicottian notion of object use as it relates to education. Object use is understood as the process of attaching to but then attempting to destroy the educator in an effort to create new knowledge and relationships. The paper argues for educational object use as a way of understanding and normalising resistance to learning. The paper relies on a combination of autobiographical and archival material to understand and elucidate object use. Drawing on curriculum theory as well as psychoanalysis, the author argues that the use of teachers as objects enables a creative and affectively meaningful education but simultaneously raises questions regarding the exploitation of teachers. The paper closes with implications for empirical research regarding educational object use.
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Language: English
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