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ERIC Number: EJ941780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Imitation, Indwelling and the Embodied Self
Burwood, Stephen
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n2 p118-134 Apr 2007
In this paper I argue that recent developments in higher education presuppose a conceptual framework that fails plausibly to account for indispensable aspects of educational experience--in particular that a university education is fundamentally a project of personal transformation within a particular social order. It fails, I suggest, primarily because it consists of mutually supporting but erroneous conceptualisations of knowledge and the human subject. In pursuit of transparency and codification we have seemingly forgotten education's existential dimension: that education is closely tied to questions of personal identity and the formation of character and that this is an embodied project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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