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Educational Life-Forms - David R. Cole


Manchester Metropolitan University Human Sciences Seminar

13 October, 17:00 – 20:00

Location: Room 303 Sandra Burslem Building

Lower Ormond Street, Manchester, M15 6HB


Educational Life-forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice

David R Cole (UTS, Australia)


This presentation takes the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and applies it to educational practice. To understand how and why to do this, David R Cole puts forward the notion of educational life-forms, which are moving concepts based on Deleuzian principles. This talk depends on and through the construction of the philosophy of life in education.

The life-forms that come about due to the philosophy of life in education rest on epiphanies, the virtual and affect. The speaker looks to infuse educational practice with the philosophy of life, though not through simple affirmation or a construction of counter metaphysics to representation in education.

This talk uses Deleuze for practical purposes and sets out to help academics, teachers and students to think otherwise about the current praxis of education.


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