Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct
Edited by Megan Watkins, Greg Noble, Catherine Driscoll
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education, but goes beyond the notion of public pedagogies in two ways: it includes spaces which are not so public, and it includes an emphasis on material and non-human actors.
This collection foregrounds this broader understanding of pedagogy by framing enquiry through a series of questions and across a range of settings. How, for example, are the processes of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ realised within and across the pedagogic processes specific to various social sites? What ensembles of people, things and practices are brought together in specific institutional and everyday settings to accomplish these processes?
This collection brings together researchers whose work across the interdisciplinary nexus of cultural studies, sociology, media studies, education and museology offers significant insights into these ‘cultural pedagogies’ – the practices and relations through which cumulative changes in how we act, feel and think occur. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct opens up debate across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and empirical foci to explore both what is pedagogical about culture and what is cultural about pedagogy.
Foreword. Introduction: Mapping the Field: Why ‘Cultural’ PedagogiesPart 1: Pedagogical Processes and Relations 1. Unpacking Pedagogy: Didactics, Paideia and How We Come to Be2. The Problem of Pedagogy and Everyday Life or when is Pedagogy not a Pedagogy?3. Cultural Pedagogies and the Logics of Culture: Learning when Learning isn’t ApparentPart 2: Shaping Conduct/Forming Citizens 4. Pedagogies of Civic Belonging5. Minority and the Pedagogy of Classification6. Little Publics: Young People and Aesthetic CitizenshipPart 3: Cultural Pedagogies and Materialities 7. Dingpädagogik8. Losing Touch Pedagogies of Incorporation and the Ability to Write9. Helping Themselves: Men and the KitchenPart 4: Institutional Pedagogies 10. Learning to be an Academic: Tacit and Explicit Pedagogies11. Fostering Inequalities through Informal Pedagogy12. Cultural Pedagogies in the Museum: Walking, Looking, Listening and FeelingPart 5: Pedagogic Bodies: Habituation and Affect 13. Writing Habit(s): Contagion, Conversion and Creation14. Butler Made Me Do It: An Exploration of the Links and Motivations that Obtain between Butler's Call to Ethics and the Embodied Practice of Yoga15. Habits of Mood: Cultural Pedagogy and Morale. References
Megan Watkins is Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.
Greg Noble is Professor in the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.
Catherine Driscoll is Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney.