• Media type: E-Article
  • Title: Language games: Reimagining learning conversations in art education
  • Contributor: Hammersley, John M
  • Published: SAGE Publications, 2019
  • Published in: Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
  • Extent: 49-59
  • Language: English
  • DOI: 10.1177/1474022216670608
  • ISSN: 1474-0222; 1741-265X
  • Keywords: Visual Arts and Performing Arts ; Education
  • Abstract: <jats:p> This paper discusses how language games might facilitate a reimagining of learning conversations in art education, by comparing them with Socratic, Kantian and post-structuralist dialogical perspectives that inform group critique. It proposes that language games may facilitate the construction of more personal and layered modes of conversation, instead of prescribing processes intended to seek universal truths, authentic self-knowledge, or disruptive critical scepticism. It argues that they promote the recognition of all co-learners as people who come with their own valuable original ideas and backgrounds. </jats:p>
  • Description: <jats:p> This paper discusses how language games might facilitate a reimagining of learning conversations in art education, by comparing them with Socratic, Kantian and post-structuralist dialogical perspectives that inform group critique. It proposes that language games may facilitate the construction of more personal and layered modes of conversation, instead of prescribing processes intended to seek universal truths, authentic self-knowledge, or disruptive critical scepticism. It argues that they promote the recognition of all co-learners as people who come with their own valuable original ideas and backgrounds. </jats:p>
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