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Beautiful Risk of Education

Author: BIESTA GERT J J
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Pub Date: 20/04/2014
ISBN: 9781612050270
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Quick overview Argues for a 'risk-based' approach to pedagogy, based on WB Yeats' view that education is not about filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
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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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