ERIC Number: EJ1169088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Re-Imagining Affect with Study: Implications from a Daoist Wind-Story and Yin-Yang Movement
Zhao, Weili; Ford, Derek R.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v37 n2 p109-121 Mar 2018
Within educational philosophy and theory there has recently been a re-turn to the concept and practices of studying as an alternative or oppositional educational logic to push back against learning as the predominant mode of educational engagement. While promising, we believe that this research on studying has been limited in a few ways. First, while the ontological aspects of studying have been examined in a thorough manner, the affective dimension of studying has not yet been investigated. Second, while a diverse range of theorists have been called upon to articulate studying, the philosophical resources out of which studying has been shaped have remained trapped within the western canon. We seek to address these limitations in this article by turning to some literature on affect theory, Daoist wind-stories, as well as the Yijing-Daoist Yin-Yang movement. In doing so, not only do we make contributions to research on studying, but we also contribute an educational understanding to affect theory and draw out important affinities between affective study and Daoist windstories. In other words, this paper moves to both articulate the affective dimensions of studying and illuminate a particular pedagogy of affect. More important, we move one step further to re-conceptualize learning and study, figuring them not merely as alternative or oppositional orderings, but as a Daoist Yin-Yang movement wherewith learning and studying, analogous to the Yin-Yang elements, always happen together, mutually informing, confronting, and transforming each other.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religion, Research Methodology, Asian Culture, Affective Behavior, Story Telling, Philosophy, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods
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