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Draft of a manifesto written in defense of a group of people that did not ask for my defense, using words they would not use and engaging people they ignore. « Lebenskünstler
"While you wring hands over what it all means, we are trying to change the world, build relationships and communities. Are we naive? Possibly. We prefer a world of naive dreamers to cynical observers. Keep your beloved “criticality.” Hold it close to your heart and tell us what you feel. We are friends, not “colleagues” and we choose to embrace humane values and each other. We offer a different vision. Against the professional hegemony of academic intellectualism we offer – trust, love, sentiment, passion, egalitarianism and sincerity…

We are gamblers, believing in the value of risking everything for the sake of our “foolish” dreams and schemes."
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may 2011 by robertogreco
Really Free School » The Ignorant SchoolMaster
"This book describes the emancipatory education of Joseph Jacotot, a post-Revolutionary philosopher of education who discovered that he could teach things that he himself did not know. The book is both a history and a contemporary intervention in the philosophy and politics of education, through the concept of autodidactism; Rancière chronicles Jacotot’s “adventures,” but he articulates Jacotot’s theory of “emancipation” and “stultification” in the present tense.

The Ignorant Schoolmaster was written by the Ranciere in the early 80s as a contribution to a debate happening in France over education. The debate was over the push to make school a nicer, more welcoming and inclusive place for students. A socialist published a book criticising this arguing that schools should be for education, the issue of how students feel in them is secondary…

Against this Ranciere argued that education does not happen through the transference of knowledge from one subject to another…"

[Full text available for download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?mn3fjsyuond ]
josephjacotot  education  unschooling  deschooling  pedagogy  teaching  philosophy  schools  tcsnmy  books  toread  Rancière 
february 2011 by robertogreco

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