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Pedagogika rzeczy (nie tylko) konsumowanych
Pedagogy of (not only) consumed things

Author(s): Maksymilian Chutorański, Aneta Makowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: pedagogy of things; consumerism society; consumer; materiality; things

Summary/Abstract: In this article we pose the question about the essence of things in the world of continuous consumption. We formulate a thesis that understanding materiality as the objects of consumption does not allow us to perceive complex (including educational aspect) relationships between human beings and things. In the first part of the article, we ask what things are through the perspective of critics of consumerism and point out some limitations of this perspective. In the last part of the article, we emphasize the need for pedagogy of things i.e. the reflection on things in educational processes that focuses on their role in supporting human development.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-78
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish