[SydPhil] Western Sydney Philosophy Seminar: Samir Haddad
philosophy at westernsydney.edu.au
Mon Jul 18 09:02:02 AEST 2016
Philosophy at Western Sydney University
Date and Time: Wednesday, 3 August, 2016. 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Location: Bankstown Campus, Building 3, Meeting Room 3.G.54
The Authority of the Teacher in Rancière and Le Dœuff
What is the nature of the authority held by teachers? What role does it play in learning? In their writings addressing education debates in France in the 1970s and 1980s, Jacques Rancière and Michèle Le Dœuff criticize the traditional understanding of teacher authority, and gesture to alternative understandings that could take its place. In this paper I present their views, exploring and developing what is often only implicitly theorized in their work, with the aim of generating a conception of teacher authority that highlights its positive function in facilitating learning.
Samir Haddad is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is the author of Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy (Indiana UP, 2013), and his current research focuses on philosophies of education in France, before and after May '68.
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