Education or pedagogy?

Hinchliffe, Geoffrey (2001) Education or pedagogy? Journal of Philosophy of Education, 35 (1). pp. 31-46. ISSN 0309-8249

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This paper explores the meaning of education in contrast with ‘pedagogy’. Whereas education can be defined as ‘learning for its own sake’, pedagogy can be defined as learning oriented towards social goals. An attempt to find an adequate conceptualisation is first of all sought in Aristotle, but his concept of education is found to depend on too narrow a concept of rational activity. A more adequate conceptualisation is found in Michael Oakeshott's contrast between morality and enterprise associations. However Oakeshott's definition of education needs modifying if it is to take account of the idea of critical knowing, which is seen as crucial to any definition of education.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2001
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:49
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9752.00208

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