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Re-Imagining Relationships in Education: Ethics, Politics and Practices

Re-Imagining Relationships in Education: Ethics, Politics and Practices

Morwenna Griffiths, Marit Honerød Hoveid, Sharon Todd, Christine Winter

ISBN: 978-1-118-94471-4

Dec 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

216 pages



Re-Imagining Relationships in Education re-imagines relationships in contemporary education by bringing state-of-the-art theoretical and philosophical insights to bear on current teaching practices.

  • Introduces theories based on various philosophical approaches into the realm of student teacher relationships
  • Opens up innovative ways to think about teaching and new kinds of questions that can be raised
  • Features a broad range of philosophical approaches that include Arendt, Beckett, Irigaray and Wollstonecraft to name but a few
  • Includes contributors from Norway, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S.

Notes on Contributors vii

Morwenna Griffiths, Marit Honerød Hoveid, Sharon Todd and Christine Winter ix

1 Re-reading Diotima: Resources for a Relational Pedagogy
Rachel Jones 1

2 Towards a Thinking and Practice of Sexual Difference: Putting the Practice of Relationship at the Centre
Caroline Wilson 23

3 ‘New Fatherhood’ and the Politics of Dependency
Amy Shuffelton 38

4 Between Body and Spirit: The Liminality of Pedagogical Relationships
Sharon Todd 56

5 ‘You Have to Give of Yourself’: Care and Love in Pedagogical Relations
Marit Honerød Hoveid and Arnhild Finne 73

6 Another Relationship to Failure: Reflections on Beckett and Education
Aislinn O’Donnell 89

7 Curriculum Knowledge, Justice, Relations: The Schools White Paper (2010) in England
Christine Winter 107

8 Re-Thinking Relations in Human Rights Education: The Politics of Narratives
Rebecca Adami 126

9 Happiness Rich and Poor: Lessons From Philosophy and Literature
Ruth Cigman 143

10 Guattari’s Ecosophy and Implications for Pedagogy
Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer 160

11 Educational Relationships: Rousseau, Wollstonecraft and Social Justice
Morwenna Griffiths 179

Index 197