Book Group: The Ignorant Schoolmaster by Jacques Rancière

March 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
March 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
March 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hosted online via Zoom

Inspired by the student protests in France in May 1968, this short work allegorizes the power relations between students and instructors by telling the tale of Joseph Jacotot, an educational reformer of the 18th century. Rancière argues that the liberatory potential of education can only be realized when the role of instructor expertise in the classroom is reconsidered. In this book group, we’ll explore what lessons can be drawn from both Rancière in the 20th century and Jacotot in the 18th and how they might apply to our own classrooms.

This book group will be held in three sessions:

Thursday, March 11, 2:00-3:30pm Thursday, March 18, 2:00-3:30pm Thursday, March 25, 2:00-3:30pm

Important: Registration for this book group will close on Thursday, February 25 to allow time for book distribution. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of this book via mail if registered by the deadline. In the registration form, please enter the address at which you will receive the shipment. 

Registration for the first session will serve as registration for the subsequent sessions. 

The facilitator will send an access link to this webinar via email prior to the session.

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