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ERIC Number: EJ934938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Experimentum Scholae: The World Once More...But Not (Yet) Finished
Masschelein, Jan
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v30 n5 p529-535 Sep 2011
Inspired by Hannah Arendt, this contribution offers an exercise of thought as an attempt to distil anew the original spirit of what education means. It tries to articulate the event or happening that the word names, the experiences in which this happening manifests itself and the (material) forms that constitute it or make it find/take (its) place. Starting from the meaning of schole as "free time" or "undestined and unfinished time" it further explores schole as the time of attention which is the time of the regard for the world, of being present to it (or being in its presence), attending it, a time of delivery to the experience of the world, of exposure and effacing social subjectivities and orientations, a time filled with encounters. Education, then, relates to forms of profanation, suspension and attention and can be articulated as the art (the doing) and technology that makes schole happen.
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Language: English
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