By Oren Ergas

This e-book reconstructs the assumption and perform of schooling. instead of conceiving of schooling as a approach we suffer within which our minds are formed through a social imaginative and prescient, Oren Ergas turns this inspiration of schooling on its head, arguing in its place that we ourselves build schooling. The multitude of issues of formal schooling and education, similar to violence, inequality, and coffee achievements, are then noticeable as reflections of difficulties of the brain, which means that shut examine of the brain is important if those difficulties are to be effectively tackled. via philosophy, neuroscience and psychology, this e-book proposes a brand new point of view on 'educational' idea, perform and study. it is going to be of significant curiosity to scholars and academics, students of schooling, and academic policy-makers.

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How does that flux of emotions/sensations/thoughts give rise to identity at all, and what in that flux is ‘educated’ when we speak of ‘education’? Do you see what I mean? I think our ‘social’ talk about a kind, just, and equal ‘society’ in which people care about each other needs to be set aside for a while. I’m not sure we can be expected to overcome ‘selfishness’ without having a very clear embodied understanding of what it is, where it comes from and why in spite of our endless talk about overcoming it we find ourselves deeply entrenched in it.

Don’t let me reconstruct ‘education’ for you for in such case it is only my mind that’s reclaimed in this business. I think you should be more interested in your mind and whether our minds have something in common; something that will later enable us to share visions about ‘society’ and ‘education’. Practically speaking, throughout the book you will be invited to try various self-experiments. These will include some brief contemplative practices but we will mostly rely on mindfulness. However, this book is not about mindfulness as much as it is about that which mindful attention 1 INTRODUCTION: THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION IS ‘EDUCATION’.

In here/out there is a very literal spatial metaphor that mostly emerges from our sense of embodiment. 4 Some of this information may seem to you like a very complicated way of describing a simple day-to-day experience which is something you may not feel to be worth much ink. You are an expert in dayto-day experience, because experiencing is what you have been doing for as long as you can remember. Soon, however, this triviality will become tricky so before we move further let’s practice something here to establish ourselves in this in here/out there language that I am applying.

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