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190034 PS BM 5 Exemplification of Education Theories (AHP+EW+SB) (2020S)

Reconstucting pragmatism in relation to contemporary educational questions

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

BM 5 PS (AHP+EW+SB) + BM 6 PS (2011)

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max. 35 participants
Language: German, English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Wednesday 04.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 22.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to read and discuss both classical and contemporary texts from the philosophical-educational current of pragmatism. Not only will the students acquire critical insight in the traditional pragmatic understanding of concepts such as experience, learning, thinking, and democracy and the theoretical presuppositions of pragmatism, also they will be able to discern how these ideas are reconstructed within contemporary philosophies and theories that have a strong educational bearing (cf. Isabelle Stengers’ ecology of practices, Donna Haraway’s situated knowledges). The central question of the seminar will be how we can use these concepts and theories in order to unearth the educational dynamics at play within contemporary urban educational practices.

The course will start with a general introduction of the topic, and from then onwards there will be sessions on pragmatic ideas and theories, discussions about texts from both classical and contemporary pragmatic authors, and feedback on work-in-progress concerning the case analyses prepared by the students.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Written examination of the literature (40%)
- Case analysis of 2500-3000 words + bibliography (40%)
- Presentation of case analysis (20%)

With the written examination of the literature, the students demonstrate their understanding of pragmatism as an intellectual current, including both classical and contemporary lines of thinking.

In the case analysis, students apply the theoretical frameworks discussed during the lecture to analyze a contemporary urban educational practice and reflect on the possibilities and limits of the theories discussed during the seminars when theorizing such practices.

Please also note that, while discussions and presentations can be in German, the major part of the readings for the seminar will be in English.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Active participation in the course;
- Participation during the introductory session, the feedback session, and the student presentations is obligatory;
- A final grade will only be given if the student has fulfilled all the tasks (written examination + paper + presentation).

Examination topics

Reading list

A selection of primary and secondary readings, including texts by classical pragmatists such as William James, John Dewey, and Jane Addams, as well as contemporary pragmatic thinkers such as Isabelle Stengers, Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, and Martin Savransky.

Association in the course directory

BM 5 PS (AHP+EW+SB) + BM 6 PS (2011)

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