• Halvor Hoveid
  • Marit Honerød Hoveid
Part of the Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education book series (COPT, volume 12)


This is a book arguing for teaching as the driver of education. To pay attention to teaching is to pay attention to that which is inside the system of education. To consider education as a mediation of knowledge between generations places teaching as acts performing the content of education, in a class in a school. To deliberate about teaching must be based on historicity, we argue. The support for this argument builds on a reading of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, well known in Europe and for is work in universities in USA.

Making education educational is an argument for reflexivity in the act of teaching. To be reflexive in teaching is to acknowledge that intentions guides the acts of teaching. Teaching, we argue, must create attention towards processes of collectivity in the classroom. Today, teaching is both acts expressing knowledge and acts securing justice to all students through a mediation of knowledge. Teaching therefore expresses both knowledge with reference to school subjects, and justice according to the distribution of this knowledge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halvor Hoveid
    • 1
  • Marit Honerød Hoveid
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Education and Lifelong LearningNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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