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The Beautiful Risk of Education,9781612050263
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The Beautiful Risk of Education

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ISBN13:

9781612050263

ISBN10:
1612050263
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
5/30/2013
Publisher(s):
Paradigm Pub
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Summary

This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk. The risk is there because, as W. B. Yeats has put it, education is not about filling a bucket but about lighting a fire. It is there because education is not an interaction between machines, but an encounter between human beings. It is there because students are not to be seen as objects to be molded and disciplined, but as subjects of action and responsibility. Biesta's book opposes the risk aversion that characterizes many contemporary educational policies and practices and makes a strong argument for giving risk a central place in our educational endeavours. The book is organized around a critical discussion of seven key educational concepts: creativity, communication, teaching, learning, emancipation, democracy, and virtuosity.


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