Journal article

Philosophical reimaginings of educational places and policy: Through the metaphor of a wardrobe

Eva Alerby, Sonja Arndt, Susanne Westman

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to challenge the physical and conceptual boundaries of educational places and spaces with the use of metaphor: the story of Professor Kirke’s magic wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis (1950). By explicating and theorising the concerns that arise, we provoke diverse ways of thinking about the complexities of shifting, expanding, constantly evolving educational spaces and places. In our theorisations, we draw on the philosophy of the life-world through Maurice Merleau-Ponty, on a post-structural approach through Julia Kristeva’s work, and on the new-materialist perspective of Gilles Deleuze. As these ..

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Awarded by STINT Initiation Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The work was supported by a STINT Initiation Grant (grant number IB2015-6471).