Being Taught by Biesta

Charles, M. 2016. Being Taught by Biesta. Pedagogy, Culture & Society. 24 (3), pp. 473-479. doi:10.1080/14681366.2016.1160672

TitleBeing Taught by Biesta
AuthorsCharles, M.
Abstract

What are we to do with the writing of Biesta? Raising the same question in relation to Jacques Rancière, in a 2010 study co-authored with Charles Bingham, Gert J. J. Biesta takes the writer of ‘a short, disparaging review of …The Ignorant Schoolmaster’ to task for “schooling” Rancière on the inadequacies of the book reviewed (Biesta & Bingham 2010, 145-148). Readers of Biesta cheering on from the sidelines at this point are placed in an uncomfortable double bind if they are to take this suggestion seriously when reviewing his own work. We are not, Biesta and Bingham (2010, 148) suggest, to police interpretations like a vigilant schoolmaster in possession of superior knowledge but rather ‘proceed as a child who looks forward to the sound of the bell’ and to ‘speak as if truant’.

KeywordsGert Biesta, The Beautiful Risk of Education, review, education, pedagogy, teaching, learning, risk
JournalPedagogy, Culture & Society
Journal citation24 (3), pp. 473-479
ISSN1468-1366
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscriptReview of The Beautiful Risk of Education (Charles).pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14681366.2016.1160672
Publication dates
Published10 Mar 2016

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