Advanced

Tillblivelsens pedagogik: Om att utmana det förgivettagna. En postkvalitativ studie av det ännu-icke-seddas pedagogiska möjligheter

Johansson, Lotta LU (2015)
Abstract
This thesis explores the educational and methodological opportunities of the ‘not-yet-seen’. Departure is taken in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, and in pivotal concepts that challenge the image of the stabile subject, chronological time and established dichotomies in general. The aim of the thesis is three folded. First, it aims to plug the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in with educational, methodological and empirical material. Secondly, it aims to produce methodological spaces for conversations about the not-yet-seen, and thirdly, it aims to study what is produced in these conversations. By ‘plugging’ the present philosophy ‘in’ with Key, Dewey and Freire, the thoughts of Deleuze and Guattari produce possibilities to... (More)
This thesis explores the educational and methodological opportunities of the ‘not-yet-seen’. Departure is taken in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, and in pivotal concepts that challenge the image of the stabile subject, chronological time and established dichotomies in general. The aim of the thesis is three folded. First, it aims to plug the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in with educational, methodological and empirical material. Secondly, it aims to produce methodological spaces for conversations about the not-yet-seen, and thirdly, it aims to study what is produced in these conversations. By ‘plugging’ the present philosophy ‘in’ with Key, Dewey and Freire, the thoughts of Deleuze and Guattari produce possibilities to elaborate with traditional pedagogical questions. In addition, the linear understanding of the category of ‘youths’ is challenged, instead introducing the concept ‘becoming-youth’. In order to escape restricting aspects attendant in conventional humanist qualitative methodologies, the ‘confabulative conversation’ is produced according to a post-qualitative appeal for methods specifically developed through the relation between the study and the theory. With the future as the topic, these confabulative conversations were held with students in their final year in secondary school. Rather than focusing on content and interpretations of what is expressed, the ambition of this study has been to map the movements and what that enables within the conversations. Although a variation of movements take place, two kinds are considered as especially productive. First, by connecting to the not-yet-seen, the voices create movements through what is called ‘becoming-comings’, producing possibilities to challenge the seemingly obvious and highlighting the spaces of actions and the potentials for change. The second kind of movements does plug-into the un-seen, but without capturing its possibilities. Instead, it produces strategies in order to preserve the prevalent conditions. By questioning the limits of the subject and the linear time view and by introducing a pedagogy of becoming, this study shows that the not-yet-seen and the potentially productive space it produces could be used pedagogically to encourage creative thinking in order to challenge what is taken for granted. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
supervisor
opponent
  • Associated professor Rossholt, Nina, Oslo and Akershus University College
organization
alternative title
A Pedagogy of Becoming: Challenging the obvious. A post-qualitative approach to the pedagogical opportunities of the not-yet-seen
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
the not-yet-seen, education of becoming, Deleuze & Guattari, post qualitative, youths
pages
311 pages
defense location
Palestras nedre hörsal, Paradisgatan 4, Lund
defense date
2015-03-20 13:15
ISBN
978-91-7267-374-8
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
id
40e0f36c-2cab-4b6c-82b5-ce67e26b3cec (old id 5052612)
date added to LUP
2015-02-23 11:19:06
date last changed
2016-09-19 08:45:19
@misc{40e0f36c-2cab-4b6c-82b5-ce67e26b3cec,
  abstract     = {This thesis explores the educational and methodological opportunities of the ‘not-yet-seen’. Departure is taken in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, and in pivotal concepts that challenge the image of the stabile subject, chronological time and established dichotomies in general. The aim of the thesis is three folded. First, it aims to plug the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in with educational, methodological and empirical material. Secondly, it aims to produce methodological spaces for conversations about the not-yet-seen, and thirdly, it aims to study what is produced in these conversations. By ‘plugging’ the present philosophy ‘in’ with Key, Dewey and Freire, the thoughts of Deleuze and Guattari produce possibilities to elaborate with traditional pedagogical questions. In addition, the linear understanding of the category of ‘youths’ is challenged, instead introducing the concept ‘becoming-youth’. In order to escape restricting aspects attendant in conventional humanist qualitative methodologies, the ‘confabulative conversation’ is produced according to a post-qualitative appeal for methods specifically developed through the relation between the study and the theory. With the future as the topic, these confabulative conversations were held with students in their final year in secondary school. Rather than focusing on content and interpretations of what is expressed, the ambition of this study has been to map the movements and what that enables within the conversations. Although a variation of movements take place, two kinds are considered as especially productive. First, by connecting to the not-yet-seen, the voices create movements through what is called ‘becoming-comings’, producing possibilities to challenge the seemingly obvious and highlighting the spaces of actions and the potentials for change. The second kind of movements does plug-into the un-seen, but without capturing its possibilities. Instead, it produces strategies in order to preserve the prevalent conditions. By questioning the limits of the subject and the linear time view and by introducing a pedagogy of becoming, this study shows that the not-yet-seen and the potentially productive space it produces could be used pedagogically to encourage creative thinking in order to challenge what is taken for granted.},
  author       = {Johansson, Lotta},
  isbn         = {978-91-7267-374-8},
  keyword      = {the not-yet-seen,education of becoming,Deleuze & Guattari,post qualitative,youths},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {311},
  title        = {Tillblivelsens pedagogik: Om att utmana det förgivettagna. En postkvalitativ studie av det ännu-icke-seddas pedagogiska möjligheter},
  year         = {2015},
}