The ongoing rise of the language of learning in education has repositioned the teacher from a sage on the stage to a guide on the side, and, according to some, even to a peer at the rear: teachers as fellow learners in amorphous learning communities. While Gert Biesta is inclined to say that in this process the baby has been thrown out with the bathwater, his argument for the rediscovery of teaching is not part of conservative calls for a return of the teacher as a figure of control or an essential ‘factor’ in the effective production of learning outcomes.
In this seminar Gert Biesta explored a progressive argument for teaching and the teacher in order to show that education worthy of the name cannot do without teaching and the teacher and should not want to do without teaching and the teacher.
The seminar took place on Monday 27 April, 2015, 3-30-5pm, A501, Checkland Building, Falmer
45 people attending the seminar