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F R Leavis and the 'Critical Exchange'

26 October 2016, 5:30 pm–7:15 pm

UCL Institute of Education

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Room 828, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

This presentation will take a sustained look at the heart of Leavisian critical practice and explore its relevance to contemporary higher education.

Seldom can a 'philosophy' of pedagogy have been encapsulated in so few and such simple words as: 'This is so, isn't it?', 'Yes, but-'. The schematic conception of the critical judgment or exchange, as expressed in this dialogic paradigm by the English educator and critic F. R. Leavis (1895-1978), has proved remarkably fertile as an idea. It has also prompted criticisms that it is theoretically ungrounded and unrealisable. This presentation will take a sustained look at the heart of Leavisian critical practice and explore its relevance to contemporary higher education.

Presented by: Dr.Steven Cranfield, University of Westminster
This event is free and open to all.
Contact: Alison Brady - alison.brady.14@ucl.ac.uk