The Educational Thing
- Thomas Aastrup Rømer
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In this essay, I argue that education should be conceived of as a thing in itself. To lift this view, I present aspects of Graham Harman’s philosophy, a speculative realism that can be seen as a radical break with social constructivism and similar approaches. Next, I attempt to outline a rough sketch of an educational “thing”, drawing on concepts such as protection, love, swarm, tension and shadow. Finally, I briefly discuss some implications of this vision for philosophy of education. In particular, I think that my discussion point to philosophy of education as the basic discipline in an educational science.
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- The Educational Thing
Studies in Philosophy and Education
Volume 30, Issue 5 , pp 499-506
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- Speculative realism
- Philosophy of things
- Educational object
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- 1. Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Niels Juels Gade 84, building 2110, office 241, Aarhus, Denmark