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Healy, Mary – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
It is generally accepted that all humans have a profound need to belong and that a sense of 'belonging together' is a prerequisite for creating political communities. Many of our existing models for this 'first person plural' fail to fully account for the increased global mobility of persons which can all too often result in serial attachments at…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Group Membership, Citizenship, Children
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
This paper argues that it is important for educators in democratic education to understand how the rise of right-wing populism in Europe, the United States and around the world can never be viewed apart from the affective investments of populist leaders and their supporters to essentialist ideological visions of nationalism, racism, sexism and…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Nationalism
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Misawa, Koichiro – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
Michael Bonnett has long attempted to rehabilitate the concept of nature, thereby challenging us to reconsider its profound implications for diverse educational issues. Castigating both 'postmodern' and 'scientistic' accounts of nature for failing to appreciate that nature is at once transcendent and normative, Bonnett proposes his…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Physical Environment, Experience, Educational Philosophy
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Murphy, Michael P. A. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
The status of learning styles theory in educational studies is uncertain as we inhabit the liminal phase between the theory's death as proclaimed by educational psychologists who avow to have disproven it and whatever afterlife will follow. At this moment, with both past and future in view, that we have an opportunity to reflect on the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Kruszelnicki, Wojciech – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to introduce a correction into the notion of self-directed adult learning by way of conjoining it with philosophically elaborated notions of autonomy, self-reflectiveness, and maturity. The basic premise of this intervention is that in andragogical theorizing, learners' self-directedness ought not to be thought as obvious…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Independent Study, Educational Philosophy, Intervention
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Gusacov, Eran – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
Educating students to become participatory citizens in their country is one of the explicit tasks of public education in a democratic-liberal state. In this article, I use civics education in Israel as a case study for the examination of the justification and the practicability of implementing political education in schools, as opposed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Democracy
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Rucker, Thomas – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
In this article, I propose a systematization of various aspects of Bildung-supportive teaching, as described in the context of German-language general didactics. I start by describing teaching as the basic form of education in which one person helps another to acquire knowledge. I then clarify the concept of Bildung. It is suggested that Bildung…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, German, Language
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Villacañas de Castro, Luis Sebastián – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
This article aims to establish a line of continuity between John Dewey's democratic and educational ideals and the practice of action research, to justify that the latter affords an adequate means to enact Dewey's ideals against the destructive challenges that neoliberalism poses to democracy today. This aim involves three ideas that will be…
Descriptors: Democracy, Neoliberalism, Action Research, Educational Philosophy
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Furman, Cara E. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
As ethical agents, teachers regularly must decide whether compliance to rules and norms is in the best interest of their students. Yet, teachers in the United States are educated to be passively obedient. In this paper, I argue that part of pre-service teacher education ought to learn ways of resisting. I describe one approach to verbal…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Team Teaching
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
The point of departure of this article is that hospitality in education has not been theorized in terms of emotion and affect, partly because its law(s) have been discussed in ways that have not paid much attention to the role of emotion and affect. The analysis broadens our understanding of the ethics and politics of hospitality by considering it…
Descriptors: Ethics, Affective Behavior, Educational Theories, Political Influences
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Andrade, Erika Natacha Fernandes de; Cunha, Marcus Vinicius da – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
This work relates L. S. Vygotsky's theory to the rhetorical and poetic pedagogy, which is a set of educational ideas and practices derived from the philosophical-educational tradition initiated by the Sophists. It is verified that the Vygotskyan concepts contribute to broaden the foundations of poetic and rhetorical pedagogy, presenting a…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Scotton, Paolo – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
Education is commonly considered to be a transformational practice that contributes both to forging the personality of individuals and to promoting social entanglements. For this reason, education always has a normative character that rests on a particular concept of what humanity and society should be. However, educational policies and practices…
Descriptors: Dissent, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Collectivism
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Waghid, Yusef – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
African philosophy of higher education and its concomitant link to teaching and learning on the continent, is a concept that remains contestable, as much about African thought and practice is presumed to exist in narrative form. However, even if African thought and practice were to have existed in narrative form only, it would not necessarily be…
Descriptors: African Culture, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Zhao, Weili – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
"Study" is recently re-invoked as an alternative educational formation to disrupt the learning trap and trope. This paper calibrates "study" and "learning" as two hermeneutic principles and correlates them with "seeing," "hearing," and "observing" as three onto-epistemic modes that…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Correlation, Educational Philosophy, Christianity
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Jandric, Petar; Hayes, Sarah – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
This paper examines relationships between learning and technological change and argues that we urgently need new ways to approach what it means to learn in the context of a global Fourth Industrial Revolution. It briefly introduces the postdigital perspective, which considers the digital 'revolution' as something that has already happened and…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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