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Book chapter

On the theoretical limits of education

P. 121-134.

What is education? The issue that seems to be fundamental to our field, is very far from being resolved. Both the practical field and the theory can exist without answering this fundamental question, both can run on intuitive assumptions. However, we are entering a period of changes which are likely to shaken such assumptions. Our collective fundamental beliefs would have been disputed if they were explicit, but as assumptions, they held up enough coherence for us to operate. But now the relationships between humans, and their information, knowledge, and learning have been shifting. The very basic questions can no longer be answered with the silent omission. What is learning? What is teaching? What is education and how it related to schooling? This paper is an attempt to squarely face the issue of the nature of education. While it is does not purport to resolve it, it does show that such conversations are both possible and necessary.  

In book

On the theoretical limits of education
Edited by: G. Biesta, J. Allan, R. Edwards. L.; NY: Routledge, 2014.