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Alerby, E. (2018). Places for silence and stillness in schools of today: A matter for educational policy. Policy Futures in Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places for silence and stillness in schools of today: A matter for educational policy
2018 (English)In: Policy Futures in Education, ISSN 1478-2103, E-ISSN 1478-2103Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper, it is my intention to not only explore the notions and significance of places for silence in education today, but also to develop insights into diverse understandings of silence – such as aspects of power in silence and issues of silent students – to inform school practices and educational policy. The discussion will be illustrated by some students’ experiences of a place in the school’s playground – the silent place known as the Peace Area. The students at this playground emphasised the significance of a silent place, a place of stillness, to visit during one’s time at school. A place for relaxing together with friends, but also a place to be alone with one’s thoughts. The students clearly expressed their desire to withdraw to a silent and peaceful place during the school day. But, how many places of silence and stillness are there in the schools of today? As humans, we are, in our daily life, more or less surrounded by different forms of sounds and noise, but also of silence and stillness, even though we do not always recognise or hear the silence. Silence can also be experienced and understood in various ways: pleasant and something to be longed for or unpleasant and unwelcome – or even in some cases as something to be feared. An essential question to raise for future educational policy is not only to what extent students can be in a place of silence and stillness during the school day, but also whether places of silence and stillness are appreciated in today’s schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
Places of silence and stillness, silence in school, silent students, educational policy
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-69504 (URN)10.1177/1478210318780034 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-06-14
Alerby, E., Arndt, S. & Westman, S. (2017). Philosophical reimaginings of educational places and policy: Through the metaphor of a wardrobe. Policy Futures in Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Philosophical reimaginings of educational places and policy: Through the metaphor of a wardrobe
2017 (English)In: Policy Futures in Education, ISSN 1478-2103, E-ISSN 1478-2103Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to challenge the physical and conceptual boundaries of educational places and spaces with the use of metaphor: the story of Professor Kirke’s magic wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia by CF Lewis (1950). By explicating and theorising the concerns that arise, we provoke diverse ways of thinking about the complexities of shifting, expanding, constantly evolving educational spaces and places. In our theorisations, we draw on the philosophy of the life-world through Maurice Merleau-Ponty, on a post-structural approach through Julia Kristeva’s work, and on the new-materialist perspective of Gilles Deleuze. As these three philosophical perspectives draw upon different basic assumptions about humans and the world, they also illuminate different aspects of a variety of phenomena and concepts, which we elaborate on in this paper to reach a more comprehensive understanding of educational spaces and places. Our argument arises from philosophical engagements with the story of the Pevensie siblings’ transformation – and transportation – to Narnia through the wardrobe, with notions of educational openings and opportunities, to explore possibilities for reimagining the conceptions and realities of places and spaces in education. To conclude, citizens of today, including children, students, teachers, politicians and researchers, need to discuss basic assumptions for education and policy to reimagine the entangled complexities of educational spaces and places.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Educational places and spaces, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gilles Deleuze, Julia Kristeva, the magic wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia by CF Lewis
National Category
Pedagogy Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66665 (URN)10.1177/1478210317739489 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-11-21 Created: 2017-11-21 Last updated: 2018-02-05
Arndt, S., Alerby, E. & Westman, S. (2017). Places and Spaces for Embodiment: Developing an Aotearoa New Zealand/Sweden Partnership. In: Rachel McNae, Bronwen Cowie (Ed.), Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research: Educational Partnerships and Collaborations (pp. 291-300). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places and Spaces for Embodiment: Developing an Aotearoa New Zealand/Sweden Partnership
2017 (English)In: Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research: Educational Partnerships and Collaborations / [ed] Rachel McNae, Bronwen Cowie, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2017, p. 291-300Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Put together three researcher/lecturers at a philosophy of education conference and what do you get? Our first meeting in Chiayi, Taiwan at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) conference in 2012 is responsible for our Aotearoa New Zealand/Swedish partnership, which is now an internationally funded research project

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2017
Series
Educational Partnerships and Collaborations
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65188 (URN)10.1007/978-94-6351-062-2_30 (DOI)978-94-6351-062-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-18 Created: 2017-08-18 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Westman, S. & Alerby, E. (2016). A glimpse into toddlers learning places: tensions and potentials in Swedish preschool. The first years: New Zealand journal of infant and toddler education, 18(2), 16-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A glimpse into toddlers learning places: tensions and potentials in Swedish preschool
2016 (English)In: The first years: New Zealand journal of infant and toddler education, ISSN 1175-0529, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 16-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Pedagogy Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60920 (URN)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 1; 2017-04-25 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-12-05 Created: 2016-12-05 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Alerby, E., Westman, S. & Arndt, S. (2016). Embodiment, Places and Relationships: Re-imagining creativity and innovation in the university. In: : . Paper presented at Creative University Aalborg University, Denmark, August 18-19, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Embodiment, Places and Relationships: Re-imagining creativity and innovation in the university
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60932 (URN)
Conference
Creative University Aalborg University, Denmark, August 18-19, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Leming, T., Tiller, T. & Alerby, E. (Eds.). (2016). Forskerstudentene: lærerstudenter i nye roller. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskerstudentene: lærerstudenter i nye roller
2016 (Norwegian)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016. p. 136
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61504 (URN)978-82-02-49145-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Arndt, S., Alerby, E. & Westman, S. (2016). Higher education in transformation: Spaces, places and world-wide rooms. In: Annual PESA Conference, Coral Coast, Fiji, December 8-12 2016: . Paper presented at 46th PESA-conference, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Coral Coast, Fiji, December 8-12 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Higher education in transformation: Spaces, places and world-wide rooms
2016 (English)In: Annual PESA Conference, Coral Coast, Fiji, December 8-12 2016, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60926 (URN)
Conference
46th PESA-conference, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Coral Coast, Fiji, December 8-12 2016
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Leming, T., Tiller, T. & Alerby, E. (2016). Lærerutdanning i forandringestid: forskerstudentens betydning. In: Tove Leming, Tom Tiller og Eva Alerby (red.) (Ed.), Forskerstudentene: lærerstudenter i nye roller (pp. 126-134). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lærerutdanning i forandringestid: forskerstudentens betydning
2016 (Norwegian)In: Forskerstudentene: lærerstudenter i nye roller / [ed] Tove Leming, Tom Tiller og Eva Alerby (red.), Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016, p. 126-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61508 (URN)978-82-02-49145-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Alerby, E. (2016). Places and spaces for learning: cultural differences and similarities in north-south perspectives. In: : . Paper presented at Places and spaces for learning, Memorial University New Foundland, Canada, October 14, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places and spaces for learning: cultural differences and similarities in north-south perspectives
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60930 (URN)
Conference
Places and spaces for learning, Memorial University New Foundland, Canada, October 14, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Alerby, E. & Bergmark, U. (2016). Plats, identitet och lärande: Relationen mellan människa och rum ur högskolepedagogiska perspektiv (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Plats, identitet och lärande: Relationen mellan människa och rum ur högskolepedagogiska perspektiv
2016 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016. p. 62
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-24271 (URN)a5013ee4-984a-40fc-b173-e49848578f11 (Local ID)978-91-7583-547-1 (ISBN)978-91-7583-548-8 (ISBN)a5013ee4-984a-40fc-b173-e49848578f11 (Archive number)a5013ee4-984a-40fc-b173-e49848578f11 (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20160307 (eval)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0429-570x

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