Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (5):695-711 (2008)
|Abstract||Some philosophers of education think that there is a pedagogically informative concept of training that can be gleaned from Wittgenstein's later writings: training as initiation into a form of life. Stickney, in 'Training and Mastery of Techniques in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy: A response to Michael Luntley'takes me to task for ignoring this concept. In this essay I argue that there is no such concept to be ignored. I start by noting recent developments in Wittgenstein scholarship that raise serious issues about how we should handle the translation of Arbrichtung and arbrichten. I then concentrate on the substantive philosophical issues about the very idea that training can have a pedagogically productive role in education. I show that what work training does is a function of the prior skill set of the trainee. This means that we have to endorse some form of rationalism and acknowledge that the learner can only respond to training if they already possess sufficient mental equipment to generate the appropriate responses.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
James Blackmon, David Byrd, Robert C. Cummins, Pierre Poirier & Martin Roth (2005). Atomistic Learning in Non-Modular Systems. Philosophical Psychology 18 (3):313-325.
Michael D. Mumford, Shane Connelly, Ryan P. Brown, Stephen T. Murphy, Jason H. Hill, Alison L. Antes, Ethan P. Waples & Lynn D. Devenport (2008). A Sensemaking Approach to Ethics Training for Scientists: Preliminary Evidence of Training Effectiveness. Ethics and Behavior 18 (4):315 – 339.
John A. Weber (2007). Business Ethics Training: Insights From Learning Theory. Journal of Business Ethics 70 (1):61 - 85.
Pierre Poirier (2005). Atomistic Learning in Non-Modular Systems. Philosophical Psychology 18 (3):313-325.
I. I. Watson, Samuel Zizzi & Edward F. Etzel (2006). Articles: Ethical Training in Sport Psychology Programs: Current Training Standards. Ethics and Behavior 16 (1):5 – 14.
Debbie Thorne LeClair & Linda Ferrell (2000). Innovation in Experiential Business Ethics Training. Journal of Business Ethics 23 (3):313 - 322.
Zhu Xiaoman & Liu Cilin* (2004). Teacher Training for Moral Education in China. Journal of Moral Education 33 (4):481-494.
Tony Ghaye (1998). Teaching and Learning Through Critical Reflective Practice. D. Fulton Publishers.
Yao-Tung Hsu, Tzung-Pei Hong & Shian-Shyong Tseng (2001). Learning Concepts by Arranging Appropriate Training Order. Minds and Machines 11 (3):399-415.
Jeff Stickney (2008). Training and Mastery of Techniques in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy: A Response to Michael Luntley. Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (5):678-694.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #99,396 of 548,969 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?