That’s Not For Our Kids: The strange death of philosophy and ethics in a low socioeconomic secondary school
Thompson, Greg & Lasic, Tomaz (2014) That’s Not For Our Kids: The strange death of philosophy and ethics in a low socioeconomic secondary school. Educational Philosophy And Theory, 46(11), pp. 1225-1237.
This article reflects on the successes and failures of a new Philosophy and Ethics course in a low socioeconomic context in Perth, Western Australia, with the eventual demise of the subject in the school at the end of 2010. We frame this reflection within Deleuzian notions of geophilosophy to advocate for a Philosophy and Ethics that is informed by nomadic thought, as this offers a critical freedom for students to transform themselves and their society and suggests practical ways both of overcoming the prejudices which led to its demise and of student reluctance to engage in open discussion in class. We consider the demise of the course a ‘missed opportunity’ because it had so much potential to be transformative of student subjectivities in schools.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||geophilosophy, deterritorializing, lower socioeconomic students, community of inquiry, Moodle|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Deposited On:||04 Aug 2015 01:48|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2015 23:57|
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