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ERIC Number: EJ881685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
E-ducating the Gaze: The Idea of a Poor Pedagogy
Masschelein, Jan
Ethics and Education, v5 n1 p43-53 Mar 2010
Educating the gaze is easily understood as becoming conscious about what is "really" happening in the world and becoming aware of the way our gaze is itself bound to a perspective and particular position. However, the paper explores a different idea. It understands educating the gaze not in the sense of "educare" (teaching) but of "e-ducere" as leading out, reaching out. E-ducating the gaze is not about getting at a liberated or critical view, but about liberating or displacing our view. It is not about becoming "conscious or aware", but about becoming "attentive", about paying "attention". E-ducating the gaze, then, is not depending on method, but relying on discipline; it does not require a rich methodology, but asks for a poor pedagogy, i.e. for practices which allow to expose ourselves. One example of such practice is that of walking. Consequently e-ducating the gaze could be about an invitation to go walking. This idea is explored b way of a comment on two quotations, one by Walter Benjamin and one by Michel Foucault. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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