By Leon Sachs

ISBN-10: 080324505X

ISBN-13: 9780803245051

French university debates of contemporary years, that are at the same time debates concerning the French Republic’s identification and values, have generated a spate of the world over profitable literature and movie concerning schooling. whereas mainstream media and scholarly essays are likely to deal with those works as trustworthy representations of school room fact, The Pedagogical Imagination takes a special procedure.
In this learn of French schooling and republicanism as represented in twenty-first-century French literature and picture, Leon Sachs shifts our awareness from “what” literature and movie say approximately schooling to “how” they are saying it. He argues that crucial literary and filmic remedies of French schooling in fresh years—the works of Agnès Varda, Érik Orsenna, Abdellatif Kechiche, François Bégaudeau—do greater than only depict the present-day university situation. They discover questions of schooling via experiments with form.

The Pedagogical Imagination exhibits how such recommendations have interaction present-day readers and audience in acts of interpretation that reproduce pedagogical ideas of energetic, experiential learning—principles on the middle of past due nineteenth-century academic reform that grew to become automobiles for the diffusion of republican ideology.



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