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Cultural pedagogies in the museum: walking, listening and feeling

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posted on 01.01.2015, 00:00 authored by Andrea WitcombAndrea Witcomb
Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education, but goes beyond the notion of public pedagogies in two ways: it includes spaces which are not so public, and it includes an emphasis on material and non-human actors.

This collection foregrounds this broader understanding of pedagogy by framing enquiry through a series of questions and across a range of settings. How, for example, are the processes of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ realised within and across the pedagogic processes specific to various social sites? What ensembles of people, things and practices are brought together in specific institutional and everyday settings to accomplish these processes?

This collection brings together researchers whose work across the interdisciplinary nexus of cultural studies, sociology, media studies, education and museology offers significant insights into these ‘cultural pedagogies’ – the practices and relations through which cumulative changes in how we act, feel and think occur. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct opens up debate across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and empirical foci to explore both what is pedagogical about culture and what is cultural about pedagogy.

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Title of book

Cultural pedagogies and human conduct

Series

Culture, economy and the social (CRESC)

Chapter number

11

Pagination

158 - 170

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

London, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138014411

ISBN-10

1138014419

Language

eng

Grant ID

DP120100594

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Routledge

Extent

15

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Watkins, G Noble, C Driscoll

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