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Deborah Osberg
University of Exeter
  1. From Representation to Emergence: Complexity's Challenge to the Epistemology of Schooling.Deborah Osberg, Gert Biesta & Paul Cilliers - 2008 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (1):213–227.
    In modern, Western societies the purpose of schooling is to ensure that school-goers acquire knowledge of pre-existing practices, events, entities and so on. The knowledge that is learned is then tested to see if the learner has acquired a correct or adequate understanding of it. For this reason, it can be argued that schooling is organised around a representational epistemology: one which holds that knowledge is an accurate representation of something that is separate from knowledge itself. Since the object of (...)
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    Beyond Curriculum: Groundwork for a Non-Instrumental Theory of Education.Deborah Osberg & Gert Biesta - 2020 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 53 (1):57-70.
    This paper problematizes current thinking about education by arguing that the question of educational purpose is not simply a socio-political question concerned with what the ends should be and why...
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  3. Taking Care of the Future? The Complex Responsibility of Education and Politics.Deborah Osberg - 2010 - In Deborah Osberg & Gert Biesta (eds.), Complexity Theory and the Politics of Education. Sense Publishers. pp. 157--170.
     
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