“Ghost stories with the voice of an ogre”: Deleuze, social justice and neo-liberal teacher education machines

Beighton, C. (2016) “Ghost stories with the voice of an ogre”: Deleuze, social justice and neo-liberal teacher education machines. Issues in Teacher Education. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This article puts the ideas of philosopher Gilles Deleuze to work theoretically and practically in tackling questions of social justice in teacher education. Writing as a teacher educator in the United Kingdom, I situate this work in local, strategic interventions and recent calls for an “ontological turn”. The article has two parts. I first link Deleuze’s differential ontology to an approach to identity and its critique of the impact of neo-liberal discourses on (teacher) education. Second, I examine how Deleuze’s ideas can foster specific practices, focussing on the area of planned pedagogy. I show how non-linear pedagogies and disruptive interventions imply from radical shifts in the operation of thought which Deleuze links to an immanent ethical commitment to events. This new image of thought, I argue, is the most useful thing in Deleuze’s toolbox, helping us to think and act differently in teacher education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Dr Christian Beighton
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 12:31
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 13:21
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14430

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