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Exploring Education Through Phenomenology: Diverse Approaches

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9659-8
104 pages
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book explores the resurgence of interest in phenomenology as a philosophy and research movement among scholars in education, the humanities and social sciences.
  • Brings together a series of essays by an international team of philosophers and educationalists
  • Juxtaposes diverse approaches to phenomenological inquiry and addresses questions of significance for education today
  • Demonstrates why phenomenology is a contemporary movement that is both dynamic and varied
  • Highlights ways in which phenomenology can inform a broad range of aspects of educational theorising and practice, including learning through the body, writing online, being an authentic teacher, ambiguities in becoming professionals, and school transition
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Notes on Contributors.

Foreword: Heidegger, Phenomenology, Education (Michael Peters, University of Illinois).

Introduction to Diverse Approaches to Phenomenology and Education (Gloria Dall’ Alba, University of Queensland).

1. The Phenomenology of Space in Writing Online (Max Van Manen and Catherine Adams, University of Alberta).

2. Gut Instinct: The Body and Learning (Robyn Barnacle, RMIT University).

3. Schools as Places of Unselving: An Educational Pathology? (Michael Bonnett, University of Bath and University of London Institute of Education).

4. Learning Professional Ways of Being (Gloria Dall’ Alba, University of Queensland).

5. The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher (Angus Brook, The University of Notre Dame).

6. Transition into High School: A Phenomenological Study (Krishnaveni Ganeson, Asquith Girls’ High School and Lisa C. Enrich, Queensland University of Technology).

Index.

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Gloria Dall'Alba is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In her teaching and research she draws upon hermeneutic phenomenology, especially relating to notions of learning, teaching, professional practice, and inquiry. She has a particular interest in the education of professionals and questions of research methodology.
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  • Explores the resurgence of interest in phenomenology as a philosophy and research movement among scholars in education, the humanities and social sciences
  • Brings together a series of essays by an international team of philosophers and educationalists
  • Juxtaposes diverse approaches to phenomenological inquiry and addresses questions of significance for education today
  • Demonstrates why phenomenology is a contemporary movement that is both dynamic and varied
  • Highlights ways in which phenomenology can inform a broad range of aspects of educational theorising and practice, including learning through the body, writing online, being an authentic teacher, ambiguities in becoming professionals, and school transition
See More
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