Still 'Learning to Be Human': the radical educational legacy of John Macmurray

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 55 Number 3 (2013)

Still 'Learning to Be Human': the radical educational legacy of John Macmurray
MICHAEL FIELDING, pages 461-472
https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2013.55.3.461

Abstract

This article explores some of the key themes of John Macmurray's recently published lecture, 'Learning to be Human'. It focuses initially on three elements of his argument: relationships in education; education and the economy; and our corrosive obsession with technique. It then utilises Macmurray's views to develop a typology of schooling intended to help us understand why so much of what we do now is counter-productive and how we might go about doing things differently in ways expressive of a more generous view of human flourishing.

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MICHAEL FIELDING (2013) Still 'Learning to Be Human': the radical educational legacy of John Macmurray, FORUM, 55(3), 461-472. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2013.55.3.461

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