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ERIC Number: EJ812785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Creativity, Group Pedagogy and Social Action: A Departure from Gough
Evans, James; Cook, Ian; Griffiths, Helen
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v40 n2 p330-345 Apr 2008
The following paper continues discussions within this journal about how the work of Delueze and Guattari can inform radical pedagogy. Building primarily on Noel Gough's 2004 paper, we take up the challenge to move towards a more creative form of "becoming cyborg" in our teaching. In contrast to work that has focused on Deleuzian theories of the rhizome, we deploy Guattari's work on institutional schizoanalysis to explore the role of group creativity in radical pedagogy. The institutional therapies of Felix Guattari's schizoanalytic practice in the 1950s and 1960s and, before him, the Francophone educationalist Celestin Freinet, who founded the Modern School Movement, are explored and used to illuminate examples of some of our own attempts to set the classroom up as a space for collective engagement. We conclude by exploring how this understanding of the class as subject group may be used to mobilise action and de-stabilise the coordinates of existing academic divisions of labour.
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Language: English
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