The Semiotics of Education: A new vision in an old landscape

Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (10):1135-1144 (2011)
In this article, I attempt to describe how certain theoretical constructions of semiotics could be applied in educational theoretical work. First I introduce meaning as a basic concept of semiotics, thus also touching on concepts such as action, competence and causality. I am then able to define learning as a change of competences, and also refer to the pedagogical concept of learning i.e. Bildung, which can be roughly defined as valuable human learning. I then take up the problem of education as pedagogical direction and communication. Finally, I conclude with some considerations on the famous Greimassian semiotic square
Keywords meaning  semiotics  education  theory of education  action
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DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2009.00632.x
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