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ERIC Number: EJ902632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Teaching Unawareness: The Curriculum of Desire and Love in the Risk Society
Huang, Teng
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n4 p477-487 Dec 2010
We are living in a world risk society where different forms of risk have become a part of daily life, such as energy crisis, financial crisis, global terrorism, and ecological crisis. Beck (World risk society, Polity Press, Cambridge, "1999") argues that knowing about "unawareness" might provide another way for us to reconsider the problems of the risk society. This paper focuses on the discussions of the unawareness of the social practices of "desire", because it may be the key point of the neoliberal world that has the strongest influence in this world. There are three main parts in this article. The first discusses the interlinked relationship between the risk society and desire, and the unawareness of the social practices of desire. Unawareness is identified according to three aspects: "dualism", "individualism", and "rationalism". The second part focuses on the discussion of the possible ways to solve the three aspects of unawareness, for example, "co-presence", "holistic epistemology", and "compassion". Finally, three suggestions are proposed for the future curriculum: "reconstructing the subject-centered knowledge", "the curriculum of desire", and "the curriculum of love".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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