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Title: Beyond Re/Presentation: A case for updating the epistemology of schooling
Author(s): Biesta, G J J
Osberg, Deborah
Contact Email: gert.biesta@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: analysis
beyond
epistemology
knowledge
Practice
practices
trends
VIEW
views
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Biesta GJJ & Osberg D (2007) Beyond Re/Presentation: A case for updating the epistemology of schooling, Interchange, 38 (1), pp. 15-29.
Abstract: In this paper we wish to argue that despite strong challenges to representational epistemology in the last two centuries, modern schooling is still organised around a representational view of knowledge. This is the case despite teaching practices being modified to accommodate different views of knowledge that have emerged in the last two centuries. This means, if schooling is to be brought in line with current epistemological trends, there is still a case for updating the epistemology of schooling. Our analysis shows, however, that this update will not leave the idea of modern schooling in tact. Updating the epistemology of schooling, so we argue, requires a fundamental rethink of the purposes of schooling.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/8731
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10780-007-9015-2
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Affiliation: Education Management and Support
University of Exeter

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