ERIC Number: EJ945512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Educating Gnosis/Making a Difference
Semetsky, Inna; Delpech-Ramey, Joshua A.
Policy Futures in Education, v9 n4 p518-527 2011
The emergent field of Educational Futures has its beginning in futurology as a relatively new constellation of disciplines having a strong impact on policy in the form of foresight, scenario planning, and new utopian thinking. This article specifically focuses on Gilles Deleuze's unorthodox approach to epistemology as future-oriented and creative and emphasizes his attention to experimental and experiential "becomings". While educational system is traditionally limited to acquiring the factual knowledge of the external world, inner knowledge or Gnosis is not addressed in a habitually secular context. In contrast to the prevailing "episteme", this article positions Gnosis within the universal science of life, "mathesis". The political impulse of Deleuze's thoughts on mathesis is related to new educational leaders as "people to come".
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