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Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View

Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kristján Kristjánsson
June 28, 2019

This book develops a conception of student flourishing as the overarching aim of education. Taking as its basis the Aristotelian concept of eudaimonia, it provides a theoretical study of the foundations of flourishing that go well beyond Aristotle’s approach. Flourishing as the Aim of Education...

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger: Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger: Nearness, Metaphor and the Question of Education in Digital Times

1st Edition

Anna Kouppanou
January 31, 2019

Technologies of Being in Martin Heidegger attempts to deepen the dialogue between philosophy of education and philosophy of technology, while engaging with the thought of Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler. Through a critical reading of Heidegger’s central notion of nearness, this book...

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: The Aims of Education Revisited

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom: The Aims of Education Revisited

1st Edition

Jānis (John) Tālivaldis Ozoliņš
November 27, 2018

Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom examines the ways in which the timeless human search for wisdom relates to current educational practices. This book challenges the current approach of an economically-driven system preparing students solely for the workplace, and instead discusses the importance...

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage: Cultivating Faith, Hope and Imagination

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage: Cultivating Faith, Hope and Imagination

1st Edition

Nuraan Davids, Yusef Waghid
October 30, 2018

Teaching and Learning as a Pedagogic Pilgrimage is premised on an argument that if higher education is to remain responsive to a public good, then teaching and learning must be in a perpetual state of reflection and change. It argues in defence of teaching and learning as constitutive of a...

Education and Free Will: Spinoza, Causal Determinism and Moral Formation

Education and Free Will: Spinoza, Causal Determinism and Moral Formation

1st Edition

Johan Dahlbeck
September 13, 2018

Education and Free Will critically assesses and makes use of Spinoza’s insights on human freedom to construe an account of education that is compatible with causal determinism without sacrificing the educational goal of increasing students’ autonomy and self-determination. Offering a thorough...

Pedagogical Alliances between Indigenous and Non-Dualistic Cultures: Meta-Cultural Education

Pedagogical Alliances between Indigenous and Non-Dualistic Cultures: Meta-Cultural Education

1st Edition

Neal Dreamson
July 26, 2018

Pedagogical Alliances Between Indigenous and Non-Dualistic Cultures examines Indigenous education for authentic intercultural education. It critically reviews various Indigenous cultural and educational perspectives in Western education contexts, addresses relevant meta-cultural concerns, argues...

The Legacy of Isocrates and a Platonic Alternative: Political Philosophy and the Value of Education

The Legacy of Isocrates and a Platonic Alternative: Political Philosophy and the Value of Education

1st Edition

James R. Muir
July 19, 2018

Bringing together the history of educational philosophy, political philosophy, and rhetoric, this book examines the influence of the philosopher Isocrates on educational thought and the history of education. Unifying philosophical and historical arguments, Muir discusses the role of Isocrates in...

Reinventing Intercultural Education: A metaphysical manifest for rethinking cultural diversity

Reinventing Intercultural Education: A metaphysical manifest for rethinking cultural diversity

1st Edition

Neal Dreamson
June 01, 2018

Most existing books in the fields of multicultural or intercultural education have been written based on anthropologists’ cultural dimensions, which presume culture is a fixed entity. Reinventing Intercultural Education is the first book to review multiple cultures and religions from a metaphysical...

Teachability and Learnability: Can Thinking Be Taught?

Teachability and Learnability: Can Thinking Be Taught?

1st Edition

Paul Fairfield
April 27, 2018

Deep disagreements exist regarding what thinking and critical thinking are and to what extent they are teachable. Thinking is learned in some measure by all, but not everything that is learnable is also teachable in an institutional setting. In questioning the relationship between teachability and...

Indigenous Philosophies of Education Around the World

Indigenous Philosophies of Education Around the World

1st Edition

John Petrovic, Roxanne M. Mitchell
January 24, 2018

This volume explores conceptualizations of indigeneity and the ways that indigenous philosophies can and should inform educational policy and practice. Beginning with questions and philosophies of indigeneity itself, the volume then covers the indigenous philosophies and practices of a range of...

Education, Self-consciousness and Social Action: Bildung as a Neo-Hegelian Concept

Education, Self-consciousness and Social Action: Bildung as a Neo-Hegelian Concept

1st Edition

Krassimir Stojanov
January 12, 2018

Education, Self-consciousness and Social Action reconstructs the Hegelian concept of education, Bildung, and shows that this concept could serve as a powerful alternative to current psychologist notions of learning. Taking a Hegelian perspective, Stojanov claims that Bildung should be interpreted...

Popper’s Approach to Education: A Cornerstone of Teaching and Learning

Popper’s Approach to Education: A Cornerstone of Teaching and Learning

1st Edition

Stephanie Chitpin
November 17, 2017

Challenging the theory of induction in teacher education, this book proposes a knowledge-building framework based on the critical rationalism of philosopher of science, Karl Popper. The Objective Knowledge Growth Framework developed in this book is designed to be an effective critical analysis...

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