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Getting the ”knack”: education as formation in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Children, Youth and Society (BUS).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1669-7132
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Children, Youth and Society (BUS).
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this essay, our point of departure is the tension between the modern idea of childhood associated with the notion of the child as being, and the idea, found in both Rousseau and Arendt, of education as formation and becoming. The idea of children as political actors has become increasingly influential within the contexts of childhood studies, educational as well as child-welfare policies. As a result, in the general understanding of the role of children in society, the conceptual boundaries between adults and children have become blurred. From the point of view of educational philosophy, this is interesting because it highlights the problematic tension between an image of the child as already complete and the foundational idea of education as a process of formation. Using Taika Waititi’s recent film Hunt for the Wilderpeople as an example we aim to illustrate some of the possible consequences of blurring the boundaries between generations and to investigate how this might impact our understanding of education as formation in the making of moral human beings.

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PESGB , 2018.
Keywords [en]
Rousseau, Arendt, Formation, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Generation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-16503Local ID: 24748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-16503DiVA, id: diva2:1420017
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Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, New College, Oxford (23-25 March)
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