Like a Rolling Stone: Risks, Implications, and Trajectories of Educational Events

Robert Piazza, Kent den Heyer

Abstract


Building off work by Aoki, Badiou, and Biesta, the authors explore two questions about the aims of schooling and purposes of education: What might be educational about education beyond its qualification and socialization functions? In what way might we arrange knowledge for the possibility for “event” to occur and a subsequent “truth process” to proceed? In response, the authors use the career of the band The Rolling Stones as an example of key terms further elaborated through a teaching experience of failure. They conclude with a rumination of why teachers require humility in what they explore as a teacher’s “invitation” to students to encounter curricular “events.”


Keywords


aims, events, truth processes, curriculum invites

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