Superaddressee or Who Will Succeed a Mentor?
- Lyudmila Bryzzheva
- … show all 1 hide
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95*
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
This philosophical essay is inspired by a four-year pedagogical relationship that continues in its altered form today. The main focus of this piece is the transformation of a mentor as an immediate addressee into mentor as a superaddressee, an influential third listener who oversees observable dialogues. I explore the mutual responsibilities of a student and a mentor in order to uncover the elements in the pedagogical chemistry responsible for the transformation of an addressee into a superaddressee. Confirmation (a perfect form of understanding) of a student’s intellectual and moral uniqueness, incarnation of a particular value deemed desirable by a student, and education of a student into the dialogic ways of being on his or her own are the necessary ingredients of the process of becoming a superaddressee. Initially a mentor engages in the pedagogy of understanding whose ideal outcome is confirmation of a student’s intellectual and moral makeup. After the dialogue is over, a mentor often moves into the domain of inner speech from where he or she continues to offer perfect understanding, especially in the absence of such understanding from an immediate addressee. Two types of superaddressees are identified and their relationship with the invoking consciousness is explored. I conclude that becoming a superaddressee is the most generous pedagogical contribution to a student’s future: a mentor thus makes his or her voice available to a student’s inner dialogue, often without receiving anything in return.
- Bakhtin, M.M. Discourse in the novel. In: Holquist, M. eds. (1981) The dialogic imagination by M.M. Bakhtin. University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. 259-422
- Bakhtin, M.M. (1984). Problems of Dostoevsky’s poetics. In C. Emerson (Ed. and Trans.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Original work published 1929)
- Bakhtin, M.M. (1986). Speech genres and other late essays (V. McGee, Trans.). In C. Emerson and M. Holquist (Eds). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press
- Bakhtin, M.M. Author and hero in aesthetic activity. In: Holquist, M., Liapunov, V. eds. (1990) Art and answerability: Early philosophical essays by M.M. Bakhtin. University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. 4-256
- Bakhtin, M.M. (1991). Toward a philosophy of the act (V. Liapunov, Trans.). In M. Holquist and V. Liapunov (Eds). Austin: University of Texas Press. (Original work published 1986).
- Bhabha, H. (1994) The location of culture. Routledge, London
- Buber, M. (1967) A Believing humanism: My testament, 1902–1965. Simon and Schuster, New York
- Buber, M. (1970) I and Thou.. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York
- Dostoevsky, F.M. (1990) The brothers Karamazov. Alfred A. Knopf, New York
- Farmer, F. (2001) Saying and silence: Listening to composition with Bakhtin. Utah State University Press, Logan, UT
- Greene, M. (1978) Landscapes of learning. Teachers College Press, New York
- Kaufmann, W. (Trans.) (1970). Introduction to I and Thou, pp. (7–50). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons
- Sockett, H. (2004). A moral epistemology of teaching. Presented at the Spring 2004 meeting of the MASPES (Mid-Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society)
- Tolstoy, L.N. (1967) On education. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
- Voloshinov, V.N. (1973). Marxism and the philosophy of language (L. Matejka, Trans.). New York: Seminar Press, Inc. (Original work published in 1930)
- Voloshinov, V.N. (1976). Discourse in life and discourse in art. (I. Titunik, Trans.) In I. Titunik and N. Bruss (Eds), Freudianism: a Marxist critique. New York: Academic Press. (Original work published 1927).
- Vygotsky, L.S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. In M. Cole, V. John-Steiner, S. Scribner, and E. Souberman (Eds). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
- Vygotsky, L.S. (1986) Thought and language. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
- Vygotsky, L.S. (1987). The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky: The history of the development of higher mental functions Vol. 4, (M. Hall, Trans). In R. Rieber (Ed.). New York: Plenum Press
- Walzer, M. (2001) Thick and thin: Moral argument at home and abroad. University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN
- Superaddressee or Who Will Succeed a Mentor?
Studies in Philosophy and Education
Volume 25, Issue 3 , pp 227-243
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Additional Links
- inner speech
- foundations of education
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Adelphi University, 130 Harvey Hall, Garden City, NY, 11530, USA