Unit 2

Status: completed


This unit culminated in the following documents:
Culminating Essay – here
Presentation to audience – video below

Horst Kornberger’s mentor review:
coming soon

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Aesthetics, Morality and Education for Change
In this unit, the student gains a historical context for aesthetic education both in pedagogy and androgogy. This unit is based in philosophical inquiry and requires the reading of key texts. These readings are to form part of the contextual thinking behind the student’s reflective writing in the online journal, on this website.

Mentor: Horst Kornberger

Readings: (Texts completed marked with red point)

¤ The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche
– The Moral Law, Kant
¤ On the Aesthetic Education of Man, Schiller
¤ Energy Plan for the Western Man, Beuys
¤ Essay on Self-Reliance, Emerson
¤ Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path (A Philosophy of Freedom), Steiner
¤ The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson
– Education as a Social Force, Steiner
– Art as Experience, John Dewey

Recommended Readings:
– Education Through Art, Herbert Read
– The Education of Free Men, Herbert Read
– Plato on Education – general reading/research
¤ Totto-chan: the Little Girl at the Window, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
¤ Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche
– A Modern Art of Education, Steiner

Websites:
¤ http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/class_action/
¤ John Dewey, Robert Westbrook

Podcasts:
¤ ‘Wise Up, Restoring Wisdom to Universities’, 2010 Macquarie University’s Vice Chancellor’s Anual Address (Radio National Australia 26/09, program ‘Big Ideas’)

Videos:
¤ www.edutopia.org/math-social-activity-sel-video
¤ www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCbdS4hSa0s

Wish List:
– A copy the Herbert Read or Plato Readings

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