Book Chapter

Focal Practices and the Ontologically Educated Citizen

Dylan van der Schyff

Phenomenology and Educational Theory in Conversation | Routledege | Published : 2020


This chapter examines the relationship between phenomenology, critical pedagogy, and arts education, showing how they support one another in pedagogical contexts. Examples are offered that illustrate how creative praxis in the arts can provide experiences and critical insights that may help teachers and students look beyond prescriptive attitudes towards life and education; and therefore, explore their potential as creative, world-making beings. Such possibilities are then considered in connection with the critique of modern and postmodern technology provided by phenomenological thinkers such as Heidegger and Borgmann. To conclude, it is argued that a revised understanding of arts education ..

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