Children and Pedagogy Between Science and Fiction

  • Paul Levinson
  • Petar JandrićEmail author
Part of the Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories book series (CGPPMT)


In 2016, Paul Levinson and Petar Jandrić co-authored a dialogue about the relationships between media theory, human learning and science fiction. Published as a small book, From Media Theory to Space Odyssey: Petar Jandrić interviews Paul Levinson, and reprinted in Jandrić’s book Learning in the Age of Digital Reason, the unique positioning of the dialogue between academic research and artist talk has provoked a lot of interest. In this chapter, Levinson and Jandrić embark on a new dialogic inquiry about the relationships between children, pedagogy and science fiction. Levinson and Jandrić seek knowledge and inspiration about the relationships between children, pedagogy and science fiction beyond borders of academic disciplines, and beyond the distinction between academic inquiry and the practice of writing fiction. At the expense of breaking several academic conventions, the dialogue between Levinson and Jandrić creates a meta-theory which synthesises diverse approaches to reality and offers fresh insights into complex relationships between children, pedagogy and science fiction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fordham UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Zagreb University of Applied SciencesZagrebCroatia

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