Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education

Phronesis, Art and Non-traditional Students

  • Samantha Broadhead
  • Margaret Gregson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 1-25
  3. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 27-54
  4. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 55-75
  5. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 77-107
  6. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 109-132
  7. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 133-156
  8. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 157-179
  9. Samantha Broadhead, Margaret Gregson
    Pages 181-191
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-200

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the development of practical wisdom, or phronesis, within the stories of four mature students studying for degrees in art and design. Through an analysis informed by the ideas of Basil Bernstein and Aristotle, the authors propose that phronesis – or the ability to deliberate well – should be an intrinsic part of a democratic education.  As a number of vocational and academic disciplines require deliberation and the ability to draw on knowledge, character and experience, it is essential that no student feels their experience puts them at a disadvantage. 

The authors argue that democratic education should allow each participant to feel enhanced, included and able to participate in order to create a constructive and reciprocal dialogue. This work will be of value to students and scholars interested in democratic education, the experiences of non-traditional students, and the sociology of education.

Keywords

Phronesis Inclusion Widening Participation Higher education Art and design Mature students

Authors and affiliations

  • Samantha Broadhead
    • 1
  • Margaret Gregson
    • 2
  1. 1.Leeds Arts UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Excellence in Teacher TrainingUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73311-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73310-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73311-1
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