Title: E-ducating the gaze: the idea of a poor pedagogy
Authors: Masschelein, Jan # ×
Issue Date: 26-Apr-2010
Series Title: Ethics and Education vol:5 issue:1 pages:43-53
Abstract: Educating the gaze is easily understood as becoming conscious about what is ‘really’ happening in the world and becoming aware of the way our gaze is itself bound to a perspective and particular position. However, the paper
explores a different idea. It understands educating the gaze not in the sense of ‘educare’ (teaching) but of ‘e-ducere’ as leading out, reaching out. E-ducating the gaze is not about getting at a liberated or critical view, but
about liberating or displacing our view. It is not about becoming conscious or aware, but about becoming attentive, about paying attention. E-ducating the gaze, then, is not depending on method, but relying on discipline; it does not require a rich methodology, but asks for a poor pedagogy, i.e. for practices which allow to expose ourselves. One example of such practice is that of walking. Consequently e-ducating the gaze could be about an invitation to go walking. This idea is explored b way of a comment on two
quotations, one by Walter Benjamin and one by Michel Foucault.
ISSN: 1744-9642
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education, Culture and Society
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