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Biesta, Gert – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2013
This paper is an enquiry into the meaning of teaching. I argue that as a result of the influence of constructivist ideas about learning on education, teaching has become increasingly understood as the facilitation of learning rather than as a process where teachers have something to give to their students. The idea that teaching is immanent to…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Biesta, Gert – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
Much work in the field of education for democratic citizenship is based on the idea that it is possible to know what a good citizen is, so that the task of citizenship education becomes that of the production of the good citizen. In this paper I ask whether and to what extent we can and should understand democratic citizenship as a positive…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Socialization
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Biesta, Gert – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
In this paper I ask whether the University has a special role to play in democratic societies. I argue that the modern University can no longer lay claim to a research monopoly since nowadays research is conducted in many places outside of the University. The University can, however, still lay claim to a kind of knowledge monopoly which has to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Scientific Principles, Research