London Branch Seminar
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.
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