Beautiful Risk of Education

This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk.

Author: Gert J. J. Biesta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317263302

Category: Education

Page: 178

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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 students are not to be seen as objects to be moulded and disciplined, but as subjects of action and responsibility. The Beautiful Risk of Education is organised around a critical discussion of seven key educational concepts: creativity, communication, teaching, learning, emancipation, democracy, and virtuosity. By opposing the risk aversion that characterises many contemporary educational policies and practices, Gert J.J. Biesta makes a strong argument for giving risk a central place in our educational endeavours and brings risk taking to the forefront of a critical pedagogical practice.
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Beautiful Risk of Education

That is why the risk of education—what I tend to call the beautiful risk of education—is so very important; but I am aware that it is not fashionable to argue that education ought to be risky. PW: Does that also lie behind your critique ...

Author: Gert J. J. Biesta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317263319

Category: Education

Page: 178

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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 students are not to be seen as objects to be moulded and disciplined, but as subjects of action and responsibility. The Beautiful Risk of Education is organised around a critical discussion of seven key educational concepts: creativity, communication, teaching, learning, emancipation, democracy, and virtuosity. By opposing the risk aversion that characterises many contemporary educational policies and practices, Gert J.J. Biesta makes a strong argument for giving risk a central place in our educational endeavours and brings risk taking to the forefront of a critical pedagogical practice.
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Wonder and Education

On the Educational Importance of Contemplative Wonder Anders Schinkel. Bibliography. Arendt, Hannah. 'The Crisis in Education'. In Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future, 170–93. ... The Beautiful Risk of Education, ...

Author: Anders Schinkel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071919

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.
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Hermeneutics of Education

The risk of education is a beautiful risk.19 The beauty of education conditions the beauty of this risk. It is the beauty of reaching out to ourselves and discovering the richness that awaits us in the world. Like in Zbigniew Herbert's ...

Author: Andrzej Wiercinski

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643911506

Category: Education

Page: 330

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A hermeneutics of education pays special attention not to educational structures, but the central role of conversation in the educational process. The key issue is the formation of the person as a unique reality of being and acting while supporting intersubjective understanding. The polyphony of understanding places the human search for meaning within the horizon of incompleteness and allows for both, spontaneity and rigor, in order to reach an understanding of what is happening to us and in us when we understand. Reflection on education is always inseparable from educational practice.
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Beautiful Risks

Beautiful risks -- The beautiful risk of a creative classroom -- The beautiful risk of embracing uncertainty -- The beautiful risk of going off-script -- The beautiful risk of planning creative openings -- The beautiful risk of establishing ...

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 147583473X

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book is about knowing when creative action is worth the risk and when it is not. This includes developing the awareness, courage, and confidence to support and take risks when it is beneficial to do so in the classroom. It also includes being able to recognize when certain risks should be avoided. The key is knowing when and how to take creative action in a way that not only makes sense for the situation at hand, but also stands to make a positive contribution to others. The aim of this book is to help you and your students identify the kinds of risks that are worth taking, better anticipate and navigate potential hazards associated with those risks, and maximize the potential benefits.
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Flip the System Australia

Education is a risky business. Or, at least it is a business where profit can be made from policies and platforms that seek to make education risk-free through evidence-based interventions. In The Beautiful Risk of Education, ...

Author: Deborah M. Netolicky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429770500

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This is a book by educators, for educators. It grapples with the complexities, the humanity and the possibilities in education. In a climate of competing accountabilities and measurement mechanisms; corporate solutions to education ‘problems’; and narratives of ‘failing’ schools, ‘underperforming’ teachers and ‘disengaged’ students; this book asks ‘What matters?’ or ‘What should matter?’ in education. Based in the unique Australian context, this book situates Australian education policy, research and practice within the international education narrative. It argues that professionals within schools should be supported, empowered and welcomed into policy discourse, not dictated to by top-down bureaucracy. It advocates for a flipping, flattening and democratising of the education system, in Australia and around the world. Flip the System Australia: What matters in education brings together the voices of teachers, school leaders and scholars in order to offer diverse perspectives, important challenges and hopeful alternatives to the current education system.
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The Purposes of Education

Congenially, Biesta claims that teachers and pupils, or students, always take part in what he called: The Beautiful Risk of Education (Biesta 2013). Yeah, as you know I find this title wonderful. Meaning that there can be no security ...

Author: John Hattie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000066029

Category: Education

Page: 330

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What are the purposes of education and what is the relationship between educational research and policy? Using the twin lenses of Visible Learning and educational philosophy, these are among the many fascinating topics discussed in extended conversations between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen. This wide-ranging and informative book offers fundamental propositions about the nature of education. It maps out in fascinating detail a coming together of Hattie’s empirical data and world-famous Visible Learning paradigm with the rich heritage of educational philosophy. Additionally, it explores the inevitable questions of the purpose of education and the development of students in a learning society. Part clash of cultures, part meeting of minds, always fascinating and illuminating, this intriguing book will inspire teachers, students, and parents at all levels of the educational system – from kindergarten through school to university. Conversations include: What are the purposes of education? Does educational data speak for itself? What is the role of the teacher? Is learning a visible phenomenon? Is it important to teach and learn specific subjects? What is the role of neuroscience research? What is the relationship between educational research and educational politics? What is the role of the state in education?
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Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults

Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Narrative Fiction: ContemporaryPoetics, 2nd ed. (London and New York: Routledge, 2002), p. 3. 16. Rimmon-Kenan, Narrative Fiction: Contemporary Poetics, p. 74. 17. Gert Biesta, The Beautiful Risk of Education ...

Author: Michael Marokakis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000617801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults offers a comprehensive examination of Shakespearean adaptations written by Australian authors for children and Young Adults. The 20-year period crossing the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries came to represent a diverse and productive era of adapting Shakespeare in Australian literature. As an analysis of Australian and international marketplaces, physical and imaginative spaces and the body as a site of meaning, this book reveals how the texts are ideologically bound to and disseminate Shakespearean cultural capital in contemporary ways. Combining current research in children’s literature and Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital deepens the critical awareness of the status of Australian literature while illuminating a corpus of literature underrepresented by the pre-existing concentration on adaptations from other parts of the world. Of particular interest is how these adaptations merge Shakespearean worlds with the spaces inhabited by young people, such as the classroom, the stage, the imagination and the gendered body. The readership of this book would be academics, researchers and students of children’s literature studies and Shakespeare studies, particularly those interested in Shakespearean cultural theory, transnational adaptation and literary appropriation. High school educators and pre-service teachers would also find this book valuable as they look to broaden and strengthen their use of adaptations to engage students in Shakespeare studies.
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The Rediscovery of Teaching

This book is the fourth monograph in what I have previously described as a trilogy, consisting of Beyond Learning (2006), Good Education in an Age of Measurement (2010), and The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014).

Author: Gert J. J. Biesta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317208129

Category: Education

Page: 112

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The Rediscovery of Teaching presents the innovative claim that teaching does not necessarily have to be perceived as an act of control but can be understood and configured as a way of activating possibilities for students to exist as subjects. By framing teaching as an act of dissensus, that is, as an interruption of egological ways of being, this book positions teaching at the progressive end of the educational spectrum, where it can be reconnected with the emancipatory ambitions of education. In conversation with the works of Emmanuel Levinas, Paulo Freire, Jacques Rancière, and other theorists, Gert Biesta shows how students’ existence as subjects hinges on the creation of existential possibilities, through which students can assert their "grown-up" place in the world. Written for researchers and students in the areas of philosophy of education, educational theory, curriculum theory, teaching, and teacher education, The Rediscovery of Teaching demonstrates the important role of teachers and teaching in the project of education as emancipation towards grown-up ways of being in the world.
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Theory and Philosophy in Education Research

... 71–2, 74 balance in research 147 beautiful, concept of 62–3 Beautiful Risk of Education, The (Biesta) 60–4 Beauvoir, S. de 32 behaviour 95–6 behaviourism 110, 132, 134 Being and Time (Sein und Zeit) (Heidegger) 149 Belgium 149–51, ...

Author: John Quay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351176095

Category: Education

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The issue of methodology is a fundamental concern for all who engage in educational research. Presenting a series of methodological dialogues between eminent education researchers including Michael Apple, Gert Biesta, Penny Enslin, John Hattie, Nel Noddings, Michael Peters, Richard Pring and Paul Smeyers, this book explores the ways in which they have chosen and developed research methods to style their investigations and frame their arguments. These dialogues address the specialized and technical aspects of conducting educational research, conceptualize the relationship between methodology and theory, and provide in-depth discussion of concerns including falsifiability, openness, interpretation and researcher judgement. Foregrounding the researchers’ first-hand experience and knowledge, this book will provide future and current researchers with a deeper comprehension of the place of theory in education research. An illuminating resource for undergraduate and postgraduate researchers alike, Theory and Philosophy in Education Research confronts the intricate complexities of conducting education research in a highly engaging and accessible way.
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