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The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality

The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality

Jan Masschelein (Editor), Maarten Simons (Editor), Ulrich Bröckling (Editor), Ludwig Pongratz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15602-8

Mar 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

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Description

This collection of essays considers a variety of educational ideas and programs from the perspective of governmentality, integrating conceptual and theoretical insights and empirical investigation of policy documents, and government technologies.

  • Considers different educational ideas of enlightenment, creativity, participation, inclusion, learning, and critique
  • Offers an overview of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s theory on governmentality and how his ideas apply to current developments in society and education
  • Investigates the intrinsic relationship between intellectual and practical educational technologies
  • A study of how educational practice and educational theory have played a constitutive role in practices of subjectivity which are crucial to ‘learning societies’
Editorial: Michael A. Peters.

The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality: Jan Masschelein, Maarten Simons, Ulrich Bröckling and Ludwig Pongratz.

The Learning Society and Governmentality: An introduction: Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons.

The Learning Society, the Unfinished Cosmopolitan, and Governing Education, Public Health and Crime Prevention at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: Thomas Popkewitz, Ulf Olsson and Kenneth Petersson.

From Education to Lifelong Learning: The emerging regime of learning in the European Union: Anna Tuschling and Christoph Engemann.

Voluntary Self-Control: Education reform as a governmental strategy: Ludwig Pongratz.

Education or Service? Remarks on teaching and learning in the Entrepreneurial university: Andrea Liesner.

Participation for Free. Exploring (limits of) participatory government: Kerlyn Quaghebeur.

On Creativity: A brainstorming session: Ulrich Bröckling.

Learning as Investment: Notes on governmentality and biopolitics: Maarten Simons.

The Power of Power. Questions to Foucault: Norbert Ricken.

Experience and the Limits of Governmentality: Jan Masschelein.

Notes on Contributors.

Index.


  • Considers different educational ideas of enlightenment, creativity, participation, inclusion, learning, and critique
  • Offers an overview of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s theory on governmentality and how his ideas apply to current developments in society and education
  • Investigates the intrinsic relationship between intellectual and practical educational technologies
  • A study of how educational practice and educational theory have played a constitutive role in practices of subjectivity which are crucial to ‘learning societies’