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Saari, Antti – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Although often labelled obsolete and ethically dubious, twentieth-century behaviourist principles of learning have been central to the development of instructional technology and the design of modern learning environments. Using Andrew Pickering's philosophy, this article addresses behaviourism as a mangle of practice to highlight the conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behaviorism, Educational Philosophy, Learning Theories
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Davies, Bronwyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper explores the relation between poststructuralist theorising and new materialism with a particular focus on the work of Barad. Tracing the lines of thought, particularly as they relate to ethics, through the works of Foucault, Butler, Cixous and Deleuze the paper finds a range of concepts that anticipate and link directly with Barad's…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Educational Theories
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Goodley, Daniel; Runswick-Cole, Katherine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper, we seek to develop an understanding of the human driven by a commitment to the politics of disability, especially those of people with intellectual disabilities. Our position as family members and allies to people associated with this phenomenon of intellectual disability influences our philosophical conceptions and political…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Family (Sociological Unit), Intellectual Disability, Philosophy
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de Freitas, Elizabeth – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Children and animals of all kinds are said to develop some degree of number sense. The search for "number neurons" and neural correlates of computational thinking aims to identify biological primitives to explain the emergence of number sense. This work typically looks for the sources of number sense in organisms, but one might extend…
Descriptors: Numbers, Numeracy, Computation, Mathematics
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Pedersen, Helena – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2010
Formal education in Western society is firmly rooted in humanist ideals. "Becoming human" by cultivating certain cognitive, social, and moral abilities has even symbolised the idea of education as such in Enlightenment philosophical traditions. These ideas are increasingly coming under scrutiny by posthumanist theorists, who are addressing…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Humanism, Critical Theory
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Blaise, Mindy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This article is based on uncanny encounters with Julia deVille's exhibit, "Phantasmagoria". Inspired by Deleuzian-informed research practices, the author experiments with provoking practices to defy dominant developmental notions of childhood. This article reworks a humanist ontology by bringing together the discursive, the material, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Humanistic Education, Art Education, Child Development
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Khoja-Moolji, Shenila S. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Studies in education over the past decade highlight the hijacking of educational agendas by neoliberal rationalities and logics. I illustrate these processes in relation to transnational campaigns for girls' education, where the purpose of "education" is reduced to producing wage-based labor and an accumulation of skills that enhance…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Speeches, Interviews, Females
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Stolz, Steven A. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper critically discusses MacIntyre's thesis that education is essentially a contested concept. In order to contextualise my discussion, I discuss both whether rival educational traditions of education found in MacIntyre's work--which I refer to as instrumental and non-instrumental justifications of education--can be rationally resolved…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Culture, Justice, Epistemology
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Otterstad, Ann Merete; Waterhouse, Ann-Hege Lorvik – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper, we try to move beyond fixed narratives of child/ren and childhoods, a fixity that comes, in part, as a consequence of the adult/child dyad. We undertake a cutting together-apart of childhood photographs which allows us to explore the complex machinery that produces the categories of child/ren as human beings that are, variously,…
Descriptors: Photography, Children, Art, Childhood Attitudes
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Dahlbeck, Johan; De Lucia Dahlbeck, Moa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This text deals with a problem concerning processes of the productive power of knowledge. We draw on the so-called poststructural theories challenging the classical image of thought--as hinged upon a representational logic identifying entities in a rigid sense--when formulating a problem concerning the gap between knowledge and the object of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Educational Television, Role
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Paechter, Carrie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2004
Cartesian dualism has left a heavy legacy in terms of how we think about ourselves, so that we treat humans as minds within bodies rather than mind/body unities. This has far-reaching effects on our conceptualisation of the sex/gender distinction and on the relationship between bodies and identities. Related to this is a dualism that is embedded…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Human Body, Cognitive Processes
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Beighton, Chris – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper analyses recent policy and discourse in the UK lifelong learning sector to identify a tension in discourse which positions teacher educators as essential to the knowledge economy while simultaneously insisting on the deficits they represent. Drawing on critical analyses from Friedrich Nietzsche, Maurizio Lazzarato and Gilles Deleuze, I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
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Cadwallader, Jessica Robyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2010
The centrality of Cartesian dualism to practices of university pedagogy obscures the role that bodily being-in-the-world plays in learning and teaching. This article uses Merleau-Ponty's account of embodiment to explore the pedagogical capacity of disability, specifically in relation to two university courses. I argue that the disabled other…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Classroom Environment, Social Attitudes
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Baker, Bernadette – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2005
This paper conjoins Derrida's analysis of aporia and boderlines with Foucault's genealogical sensibilities to rethink the attribution of recent events in education to globalisation. Three analytical domains are linked to historicise student-teacher interaction: studies of pedagogical techniques, sociological analyses of the state, and…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Global Approach, Human Relations, Teacher Student Relationship