Draws on an international selection of contributors to understand embodied pedagogical engagement
Highlights the range of pedagogical relationships and interactions that can inhibit or encourage learning
Opens up the concept of ‘tact’ for a wider audience
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Table of contents (34 chapters)
About this book
This handbook provides an important overview of corporeality, embodiment and learning in education from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Situating the body at the centre of educational practice, the editors and contributors introduce the concept of ‘tact’ as a practical corporeal language. The chapters provide a spectrum of historical, conceptual, empirical and practical educational approaches for embodied pedagogical engagement. Tact and embodied knowledge form a significant component of a teacher’s capability and professionalism: interacting with students, a pedagogue responds to them tactfully, emotionally, sensitively, and reflectively searching for the right thing to do, the right words to say, improvising in aural, linguistic, spatial, and visual way that are as restrained as they are enabled by the body. This handbook questions the familiar and established essentialist and naturalist view of the body to allow new perspectives on how corporeality affects learners. It will be of interest to scholars in education and philosophy as well as those researching in across social sciences.
- pedagogical practice
- pedagogical teact
- pedagogical relationships
- pedagogical ambiguity
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Teaching and Learning (Ämnesdidaktik), Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sweden
Anthropology and Education, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
About the editors
Anja Kraus is Professor of Arts and Culture Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research focuses on corporeality in educational contexts; phenomenological, ethnographical and theoretical research on practices and arts education amongst other topics, and she has published widely in these areas.
Christoph Wulf is Professor of Anthropology and Education at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, where he is cofounder of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Historical Anthropology. He is author, co-author, or editor of over one hundred books and has been translated extensively in 20 languages. He is currently serving as Vice-President of the German Commission for UNESCO.
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Embodiment and Learning
Editors: Anja Kraus, Christoph Wulf
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-93000-4Published: 07 December 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-93003-5Due: 21 December 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-93001-1Published: 06 December 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 598
Number of Illustrations: 25 b/w illustrations
Topics: Educational Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Education