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Event Date : 01 Mar, 2017 05:30 PM - 01 Mar, 2017 07:15 PM

Summary :

"#FactsMustFall?” Education in a Post-Truth World
Prof. Kai Horstemke (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany)

London Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
Institute of Education, UCL, 20 Bedford Way Room 828
City :
London
Organiser :
alison.brady.14@ucl.ac.uk

Taking its inspiration from the name of the recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ movement on South African university campuses, this paper takes stock of the disrepute into which truth, facts and also rationality have fallen in recent times. In the post-truth world, the blurring of borders between truth and deception, truthfulness and dishonesty, and non-fiction and fiction has become a habit - and also an educational challenge. I argue that truth matters, in education as elsewhere, and in ways not often acknowledged by postmodernist and constructivist positions.

All are welcome. 

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