Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research

Velda McCune* (Corresponding Author), Education in the North

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Abstract

This book brings forward a rich and engaging panoply of posthuman perspectives on higher education. These contributions challenge the notion of the static, independent and autonomous human subject in education. The authors question the central role of the human in our thinking about higher education, encouraging us to consider the agency of complex assemblages of human and non-human beings, technologies and ecologies. The separation of mind and body, nature and culture are dismissed. These viewpoints underpin ethical stances that challenge neoliberal perspectives on higher education and ask us to embrace relational and interconnected values as fundamental to our work as educators. The authors lead us towards pedagogies and research methods that embrace uncertainty and complexity and reject fixed processes and predictable outcomes. These are excellent foils to risk adverse perspectives on higher education fixated on quantitatively measurable outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalEducation in the North
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2019

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