Title

Philosophy of education in a new key: Who remembers Greta Thunberg? Education and environment after the coronavirus

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Educational Philosophy and Theory

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. This paper explores relationships between environment and education after the Covid-19 pandemic through the lens of philosophy of education in a new key developed by Michael Peters and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA). The paper is collectively written by 15 authors who responded to the question: Who remembers Greta Thunberg? Their answers are classified into four main themes and corresponding sections. The first section, ‘As we bake the earth, let's try and bake it from scratch’, gathers wider philosophical considerations about the intersection between environment, education, and the pandemic. The second section, ‘Bump in the road or a catalyst for structural change?’, looks more closely into issues pertaining to education. The third section, ‘If you choose to fail us, we will never forgive you’, focuses to Greta Thunberg’s messages and their responses. The last section, ‘Towards a new (educational) normal’, explores future scenarios and develops recommendations for critical emancipatory action. The concluding part brings these insights together, showing that resulting synergy between the answers offers much more then the sum of articles’ parts. With its ethos of collectivity, interconnectedness, and solidarity, philosophy of education in a new key is a crucial tool for development of post-pandemic (philosophy of) education.

ISSN

0013-1857

Publisher

Routledge

Last Page

21

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

coronavirus, Covid-19, environment, new key, new normal, pandemic, Philosophy of education, postdigital

Scopus ID

85091096518

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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