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Bakker, Colin; Dubensky, Kate; Harvey, Lyndze; McDonough, Graham P. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
In teacher education programs, there is a prevalent belief that having teacher candidates compose personalized 'my philosophy of education' (MPE) statements is a valuable exercise that prepares them for the teaching profession. This paper argues that the prevailing intentions for, and common practice of, assigning these MPE statements to teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Educational Philosophy, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
This paper addresses educators' responsibility for the discourse (including their own and others') that circulates in educational settings. This issue tends to arise especially with hurtful language and other discursive acts that have negative effects, and that require an apology, correction, or some other kind of remedial discourse. The paper…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Teacher Responsibility
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Mayo, Cris – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
In his discussion of safety on campus, Eamonn Callan (2016) suggests a way to distinguish between two sorts of safety: "dignity safety" and "intellectual safety." As much as this author has some concerns that student activists should think more about pedagogy, she is not sure that "dignity" is the best approach to…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Activism, Social Justice, School Safety
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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2015
This essay examines the concept of performativity in relation to what are perceived to be reasonable and unreasonable affective responses to discourse. It considers how discourse, especially in classrooms and other educational contexts, produces effects, and how it is that those effects are sometimes seen as attached to the discourse, and…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Educational Philosophy, Hidden Curriculum, Classroom Communication