The leap of learning

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Abstract

This article seeks to elaborate the step of epistemological affirmation that exists within every movement of learning. My epistemological method is rooted in philosophical hermeneutics in contrast to empirical or rationalist traditions. I argue that any movement of learning is based upon an entry into a hermeneutical circle: one is thrown into, or leaps into, an interpretation which in some sense has to be temporarily affirmed or adopted in order to be either absorbed and integrated, or overcome and rejected. I illustrate this process through a retrieval of the concept of submission in pedagogy, particularly with reference to submission in Eastern traditions, as well as pre-modern Christian thought. These other traditions are introduced to contrast with the modern liberal Western perspective in which the role of submission has been almost entirely lost.
LanguageEnglish
Pages113-126
Number of pages14
JournalEthics and Education
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • submission
  • hermeneutics
  • Ricoeur
  • Tai Chi
  • pedagogy
  • epistemology

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Lewin, David. / The leap of learning. In: Ethics and Education. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 1. pp. 113-126.
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