Why Educational Reform is Like 'looking for the Donkey whilst sitting on its back': provocations from a Zizekian analysis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610808
Title:
Why Educational Reform is Like 'looking for the Donkey whilst sitting on its back': provocations from a Zizekian analysis
Authors:
Wall, Tony
Abstract:
Why is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? Through the analytical apparatus of contemporary philosopher and politico-cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek (who introduces a cocktail of Lacan, Hegel and Marx), this seminar offers an alternative perspective on these modern challenges and tensions in education.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wall, T. (2016) Invited Research Seminar: Why Educational Reform is Like 'looking for the Donkey whilst sitting on its back': provocations from a Zizekian analysis, Deakin University Centre for Research into Educational Futures and Innovation Research Seminar, Melbourne, February.
Publisher:
Deakin University
Publication Date:
12-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/610808
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Sponsors:
The presentation was supported by the University of Chester's Quality Research Scheme.
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T14:09:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-26T14:09:16Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-12en
dc.identifier.citationWall, T. (2016) Invited Research Seminar: Why Educational Reform is Like 'looking for the Donkey whilst sitting on its back': provocations from a Zizekian analysis, Deakin University Centre for Research into Educational Futures and Innovation Research Seminar, Melbourne, February.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/610808en
dc.description.abstractWhy is it education is supposedly failing to meet the demands of our society? Why is it there are record levels of stress for teachers? Why is it there is a record level of complaints from our university students? How is it now possible to compare a higher education course with a vacuum cleaner, toaster or television? Through the analytical apparatus of contemporary philosopher and politico-cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek (who introduces a cocktail of Lacan, Hegel and Marx), this seminar offers an alternative perspective on these modern challenges and tensions in education.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe presentation was supported by the University of Chester's Quality Research Scheme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDeakin Universityen
dc.subjectworkplace learningen
dc.subjectprovocative educationen
dc.titleWhy Educational Reform is Like 'looking for the Donkey whilst sitting on its back': provocations from a Zizekian analysisen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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