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Education and Practice: Upholding the Integrity of Teaching and Learning

Education and Practice: Upholding the Integrity of Teaching and Learning

Joseph Dunne (Editor), Pádraig Hogan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10894-2

Aug 2004, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages

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This volume explores the distinctiveness of teaching and learning as a human undertaking and the nature and scope of the philosophy of education.

  • An investigation of the distinctiveness of teaching and learning as a human undertaking.

  • Provides fresh thinking on the nature and scope of the philosophy of education.

  • Draws on the original insights of an international group of experts in philosophy and education.

  • Includes an interview on education with Alasdair MacIntyre, together with searching investigations of his views by other contributors.
Preface.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Joseph Dunne (Dublin City University) and Pádraig Hogan (National University of Ireland).

1. Alasdair MacIntyre on Education: In Dialogue with Joseph Dunne: Alasdair MacIntyre (University of Notre) and Joseph Dunne (Dublin City University).

2. Teaching and Learning as a Way of Life: Pádraig Hogan (National University of Ireland).

3. MacIntyre: Teaching, Politics and Practice: Kenneth Wain (University of Malta).

4. Is Teaching a Practice?: Nel Noddings (Stanford University).

5. Rival Conceptions of Practice in Education and Teaching: David Carr (University of Edinburgh).

6. Pursuing the Idea/l of an Educated Public: Philosophy’s Contributions to Radical School Reform: Daniel Vokey (University of British Columbia).

7. MacIntyre’s Moral Theory and the Possibility of an Aretaic Ethics of Teaching: Christopher Higgins (Columbia University, New York).

8. Pulled Up Short: Challenging Self-Understanding as a Focus of Teaching and Learning: Deborah Kerdeman (University of Washington).

9. Thinking With Each Other: the Peculiar Practice of the University: Richard Smith (University of Durham).

10. Is the Virtue Approach to Moral Education Viable in a Plural Society?: Katsushige Katayama (University of London).

11. Teaching as a Practice and a Community of Practice: the Limits of Commonality and the Demands of Diversity: Terence H. McLaughlin (University of Cambridge).

12. Philosophy of Education: Wilfred Carr (University of Sheffield).

13. Arguing for Teaching as a Practice: A Reply to Alasdair MacIntyre: Joseph Dunne (Dublin City University).

Bibliography..

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Index.

"Brings together the visionary thinking of Alasdair MacIntyre and the critical skills of some of the finest contemporary philosophers of education. The result: a rare combustion of intelligence, argument and insight. Dunne and Hogan have done a masterful job. This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in thinking through the current crisis in our educational culture."
Richard Kearney, Boston College.

  • An investigation of the distinctiveness of teaching and learning as a human undertaking.

  • Provides fresh thinking on the nature and scope of the philosophy of education.

  • Draws on the original insights of an international group of experts in philosophy and education.

  • Includes an interview on education with Alasdair MacIntyre, together with searching investigations of his views by other contributors.