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Unlearning : or, 'how not to be governed?' : a crucial 'capability' for 'education-as-paideia' and a 'democracy to come'

Author: Nader N Chokr
Publisher: Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, Virginia : Andrews UK Limited, 2013.
Series: Societas (Imprint Academic (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One view of education (appealing to the Latin root ""educare""--""to train or mold"") aims to fill students' heads with knowledge and turn them into disciplined, normalized and potentially productive members of the workforce. An alternative (appealing to the Latin root ""educere""--""to lead out or draw out"") wants to produce well-trained minds and create individuals capable of questioning, critical thinking,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chokr, Nader N.
Unlearning : or 'How NOT To Be Governed?'.
Luton : Andrews UK, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nader N Chokr
ISBN: 9781845406806 184540680X
OCLC Number: 868916682
Description: 1 online resource (94 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; Quotes; Preface; Unlearning or 'How NOT to be Governed?'; Prelude; 1. Against the Tradition: Unlearning vs. Learning; 2. Education, Ideology, Indoctrination, and Rational Critical Thinking; 3. 'Education' as Educare or Educere vs. 'Education-as-Paideia'; 4. Education-as-Paideia for a 'Democracy to Come'; 5. Unlearning, Capability, and Governmentality; 6. Transitional Politics: Resistance, Emancipation, and Autonomy; 7. A Parable on Unlearning and Paideia: 'The Allegory of the Cave' Revisited. 8. Unlearning and the Role of 'philosophy'-after the End of PhilosophyPostscript; Back matter; References; Also available.
Series Title: Societas (Imprint Academic (Firm))
Responsibility: Nader N. Chokr.

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One view of education (appealing to the Latin root ""educare""--""to train or mold"") aims to fill students' heads with knowledge and turn them into disciplined, normalized and potentially productive members of the workforce. An alternative (appealing to the Latin root ""educere""--""to lead out or draw out"") wants to produce well-trained minds and create individuals capable of questioning, critical thinking, imagination, and self-reflective deliberation as engaged citizens. This book commends a ...

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