Learning to Be in the World with Others: Difficult Knowledge and Social Studies Education (Counterpoints #506) (Hardcover)

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In this book, H. James Garrett inquires into the processes of learning about the social world, populated as it often is with bewildering instances of loss, violence, and upheaval. In such learning, interactions invite and enliven our passionate responses, or prompt us to avoid them. Interpreting and working with these often emotional reactions is critical to social studies education and developing strategies for individuals to participate in democracy. Garrett illustrates ways that learning about the world does not occur in absence of our intimate relations to knowledge, the way learning sometimes feels like our undoing, and how new knowledge can feel more like a burden than an advantage.

About the Author


H. James Garrett is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia in Athens. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum, instruction, and teacher education from Michigan State University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433132384
ISBN-10: 1433132389
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints