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ERIC Number: EJ1178484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Passive Education
Bojesen, Emile
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n10 p928-935 2018
This paper does not present an advocacy of a passive education as opposed to an active education nor does it propose that passive education is in any way 'better' or more important than active education. Through readings of Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida and B.S. Johnson, and gentle critiques of Jacques Rancière and John Dewey, passive education is instead described and outlined as "an education which occurs" whether we attempt it or not. As such, the object of critique for this essay are forms of educational thought which, through fate or design, exclude the passive dimension, either within or outside of formal educational settings. An underlying component of this argument is therefore also that education "does" occur outside of formal educational settings and that, contra Gert Biesta and his critique of 'learnification,' we may gain rather than lose something by attending to it "as" education.
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Language: English
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