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 action and responsibility.
The Beautiful Risk of Education is organised around a critical discussion of seven key educational concepts: creativity, communication, teaching, learning, emancipation, democracy, and virtuosity. By opposing the risk aversion that characterises many contemporary educational policies and practices, Gert J.J.
Biesta makes a strong argument for giving risk a central place in our educational endeavours and brings risk taking to the forefront of a critical pedagogical practice.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/06/2013
- Category: Philosophy & theory of education
- ISBN: 9781612050263
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