A chance to see Schatzki in action! And some comments about learning, space, and time

Just a quick post, mainly share a link to a youtube video of Schatzki giving the Alexander von Humboldt Lecture ‘The spaces of practices and large social phenomenon’.

I’m fascinated by how questions of practice and space collide, come together, overlap. These are a big part of the book I’m writing at the moment.

Schatzki has in the past made strong links to Henri Lefebvre and his rhythmanalysis. I’m curious to see how these develop, and have a paper coming out soon in Studies in Continuing Education that has a Schatzkian basis but a primary attention to rhythms (as temporal and spatial phenomenon).

What do I take from this video?

How could practices ever be other than inherently spatial and temporal? (and by this I, and Schatzki, mean more than happening in space and time).

How could learning ever be other than inherently spatial and temporal? (with the same clarification). Learning is more than a chronological or sequential process. And learning is productive of and produced by spaces.

Schatzki isn’t an educational researcher – he’s a philosopher, so I (and others) have a big job to do in making his ideas relevant to questions of learning and pedagogy, or in exploring their potential relevance to our context.

Just some tasters of posts to come!

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