The Value of Face-to-Face Teaching?

A new post from the Higher Education and Theory network that I organize at the University of Westminster, on Gert Biesta vs. Andrew McGettigan on Levinas and the value of teaching in the Humanities…

HEAT:

Advance, ye sons of Greece, from thraldom save
Your country, save your wives, your children save,
The temples of your gods, the sacred tomb
Where rest your honour’d ancestors; this day
The common cause of all demands your valour.

…Ah, what a boundless sea of wo hath burst
On Persia, and the whole barbaric race!
– Aeschylus, The Persians (472 BCE)

In addition to the articles on ‘New French Thought’, Educational Philosophy and Theory has published Gert Biesta’s ‘The Rediscovery of Teaching: On robot vacuum cleaners, non-egological education and the limits of the hermeneutical world view‘ online. Biesta wants to,

reclaim a place for teaching in face of the contemporary critique of so-called traditional teaching. While I agree with this critique to the extent to which it is levelled at an authoritarian conception of teaching as control, a conception in which the student can only exist as an…

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