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Giant’s Kettles and Arctic Childhood
  • Simon Ceder
Chapter
Part of the Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories book series (CGPPMT)

Abstract

Simon Ceder’s chapter Giant’s Kettles and Arctic Childhood, uses the geological formations of Giant’s kettles as a way to explore education and learning through movement. He shows how humans affect nature but discusses also how nature in a way affects itself. In this ongoing movement, human knowledge is only one way to make sense of the world. With the concept of intelligibility, Ceder shows how we learn by making ourselves intelligible to each other. This involves humans as well as the more than human surroundings and beings. Ceder points out that representational theory that is widely used in education is only one way to see the world and he presents that in education we should consider experiment, in itself, important rather than focus on the results of experiments. To Ceder intelligibility is about learning of materiality. He concludes by stating how we should see learning in a post-anthropocentric perspective.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and DesignStockholmSweden

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