London Branch Seminar

Skip to Navigation

Skip to Search

Event Type:

Event Date : 26 Oct, 2016 05:30 PM - 26 Oct, 2016 07:15 PM

Summary :

F.R. Leavis and Pedagogy: the ‘Critical Exchange’
Steven Cranfield (University of Westminster)

London Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
Room 828, Institute of Education, UCL, 20 Bedford Way
City :
London
Organiser :
alison.brady.14@ucl.ac.uk

Seldom can a ‘philosophy’ of pedagogy have been encapsulated in so few and such simple words as: ‘This is so, isn’t it?’, ‘Yes, but—.’ The schematic conception of the critical judgment or exchange, as expressed in this dialogic paradigm by the English educator and critic F. R. Leavis (1895-1978), has proved remarkably fertile as an idea. It has also prompted criticisms that it is theoretically ungrounded and unrealisable. This presentation will take a sustained look at the heart of Leavisian critical practice and explore its relevance to contemporary higher education.

Add This Social Media Links