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Aesthetics and education: Rosa, Rancière, and the aesthetics of teaching

13 March 2024, 5:30 pm–7:15 pm

Interior of a library. Image by hit1912 / Adobe Stock.

Join this event to hear Johannes Rytzler explore the aesthetic elements of teaching through Hartmut Rosa´s sociology of resonance and Jacques Rancière’s discussions on aesthetics, politics, and education.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Yuxin Su


Room 828
20 Bedford Way

While the aesthetics of resonance concerns the transformative relation between an individual subject and the world, the aesthetics of teaching concerns a specific public context in which such transformations are expected to take place.

In this seminar, Johannes will discuss how teaching contains existential, ethical, and educational dimensions that are not fully covered in the concept of resonance, something that will be the focus of the session.

This in-person event will be particularly useful for teachers and researchers who are interested in philosophy of education, especially the aesthetic elements of teaching.

PESGB seminar series

This event is part of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) seminar series. PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. Its London Branch hosts seminars every Wednesday in conjunction with the Centre for Philosophy of Education. These seminars are led by national and international scholars in the field, covering a wide range of issues of educational and philosophical concern.

All are welcome to attend.

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About the Speaker

Johannes Rytzler

Associate Professor of Education at Mälardalen University, Sweden

His research interests can be found within the areas of educational theory and philosophy.

His doctoral dissertation was a study of the concept of attention and its relation to education. His current research focuses on the aesthetic dimensions of teaching practice.

More about Johannes Rytzler