Seeing Education on Film

A Conceptual Aesthetics

  • Alexis Gibbs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book


This book argues that certain films have more to offer by way of conceptualising education than textual scholarship. Drawing on the work of the later Wittgenstein, it suggests that a shift in our philosophical focus from knowing to seeing can allow for ordinary educational phenomena (teachers, schools, children) to be appreciated anew. The book argues that cinema is the medium best placed to draw attention to this revaluation of the everyday, and particular films are presented as offering unique insights into the aesthetic nature of education as a concept. The book will be of primary interest to educators and educationalists alike, but its interdisciplinary nature should also appeal to those in the fields of film study, philosophy, and aesthetics.


Educational media Film in classrooms Cinema and learning Media learning Media pedagogy education and film

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexis Gibbs
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Health & Social CareUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33631-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33632-5
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