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The place of imagination in inclusive pedagogy: thinking with Maxine Greene & Hannah Arendt

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Conceptualising difference is a key task for inclusive pedagogy, and vital to the

    politics of inclusion. My purpose in this paper is to consider the place that

    imagination has in helping us to conceptualise difference, and to argue that

    imagination has a key part to play in inclusive pedagogy. To do this I draw closely

    on the work of Maxine Greene and Hannah Arendt. Arendt's work provides a

    means to conceptualise difference whereby difference is itself at the very heart of

    what constitutes our humanity. Greene's work on the arts has outlined the value of

    the imagination, and has argued for the place of the arts in education and

    pedagogy. What is needed, however, is a careful account of how the imagination

    is connected to politics. In this paper I take up Greene's call to 'release the

    imagination' and drawing on Arendt, develop an account of the relationship

    between the imagination, thinking, and politics and how this can be used to argue

    the place of imagination in inclusive pedagogy.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Harwood, V. (2010). The place of imagination in inclusive pedagogy: thinking with Maxine Greene & Hannah Arendt. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 14 (4), 357-369.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954113502

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/712

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 357

End Page


  • 369

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Conceptualising difference is a key task for inclusive pedagogy, and vital to the

    politics of inclusion. My purpose in this paper is to consider the place that

    imagination has in helping us to conceptualise difference, and to argue that

    imagination has a key part to play in inclusive pedagogy. To do this I draw closely

    on the work of Maxine Greene and Hannah Arendt. Arendt's work provides a

    means to conceptualise difference whereby difference is itself at the very heart of

    what constitutes our humanity. Greene's work on the arts has outlined the value of

    the imagination, and has argued for the place of the arts in education and

    pedagogy. What is needed, however, is a careful account of how the imagination

    is connected to politics. In this paper I take up Greene's call to 'release the

    imagination' and drawing on Arendt, develop an account of the relationship

    between the imagination, thinking, and politics and how this can be used to argue

    the place of imagination in inclusive pedagogy.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Harwood, V. (2010). The place of imagination in inclusive pedagogy: thinking with Maxine Greene & Hannah Arendt. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 14 (4), 357-369.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77954113502

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/712

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 357

End Page


  • 369

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom