The ethical foundation of critical pedagogy in contemporary academia: (self)-reflection and complicity in the process of teaching

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Rabikowska, Marta 2009. The ethical foundation of critical pedagogy in contemporary academia: (self)-reflection and complicity in the process of teaching. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 17 (2), pp. 237-249.
AuthorsRabikowska, Marta
Abstract

In this paper an ethical approach to educational methodology is discussed in relation to the philosophies of Emanuel Levinas and Robert Cox. Cox’s antiessentialist understanding of historical materialism and Levinas’ metaphysical
idealism are applied to an analysis of the (self)-reflective methods required today
in Higher Education in the UK, such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Personal Development Planning (PDP). The paper identifies a post-Kantian paradigm of the subject–object dichotomy as a cause of the ontological constraints which pervade critical pedagogy, and instead it proposes a pre-ontological ethics
of the relationship with the other which questions self-centred strategies of reflection.

Keywordscritical pedagogy; self-reflection; ethics; ontology; materialist historicism;; problem-based learning; personal development planning
JournalPedagogy, Culture and Society
Journal citation17 (2), pp. 237-249
Year2009
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681360902934475
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/435
Publication dates
PrintJun 2009
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Dec 2009
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Citation:
Rabikowska, M. (2009) 'The ethical foundation of critical pedagogy in contemporary academia: (self) - reflection and complicity in the process of teaching', Pedagogy, Culture & Society 17 (2) 237-249.

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