London Branch Seminar
Education and culture are inter-related in manifold ways. One way to show this is to unveil the chrono-topological foundations that lie at the heart of the idea of ‘education’. This presentation will therefore attempt to show how all pedagogy inevitably arises from a particular chrono-topological basis. This means more than just to assume that education as human action unfolds in time and space: A specific chrono-topological structure represents the core of all pedagogy, and it is this inner core which to a large extent shapes its external appearance as a cultural form.
Karsten Kenklies is Senior Lecturer for the History & Philosophy of Education at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Before coming to Glasgow, he was a Junior-Professor at Jena University, Germany, holding the Chair for Comparative Education in the Institute for Bildung and Kultur. Very much rooted in the tradition of a Hermeneutic Pedagogy, his research endeavours to unveil the systematic structures of theories and practices of education through their contextualisation (especially within the Histories of Ideas, Science, Philosophy, and Art) and through diachronic (i.e. historical) and synchronic (i.e. intercultural) comparisons in a national and international (especially Japanese) perspective.