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Beautiful Risk of Education (Interventions: Education, Philosophy, and Culture)
This is a book about what many teachers know but are increasingly being prevented from talking about: that real education always involves a risk. The risk is there because, as W. B. Yeats has put it, education is not about filling a bucket but about lighting a fire. It is there because students are not to be seen as objects to be moulded and disciplined, but as subjects of ...more
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Routledge
(first published June 1st 2012)
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Feb 21, 2019 Trevor rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
There is simply no way I can cover all of the ideas that I ought to cover in this review. Often, when I read a book about education theory, I can expect there will be a couple of ideas I haven’t heard before – which is a function of the fact I’ve read quite a few books on this topic. But this book is bursting open with ideas I’ve never seen or thought about before. In fact, I’ve had to read it twice. Even so, I can still only hope to skim the surface here. That said, I’ve already been recommendi ...more
A view of education I fully buy into, but arguments are presented too briefly. Each chapter is more a starting point than a finished article. This leads to a feeling of the book being incomplete or lacking a unifying thread. Having said this, lots of incredibly important insights.