Monthly Archives: April 2014

How Luther went Viral

A 2011 article from the Economist (listen to audio, above) compares Martin Luther’s use of the then new medium of print in the Reformation, and the use of Facebook in the so-called “Arab Spring.” In looking at Luther’s use of … Continue reading

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Response Chapter: Is Education the New Philosophy?

This chapter has recently appeared in the Companion to Educational Research from Springer. It articulates response to recent and ambitious attempts to present education or “learning” as some kind of unified “science.” Specifically, it presents a critique of Mary Kalantzis … Continue reading

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The story of the Textbook as a Foucauldian Genealogy

This is a recording of a presentation I recently gave at the Katholieke University of Leuven in Belgium, thanks to an invitation by Jan Masschelein.

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Klaus Mollenhauer and Forgotten Connections – for AERA

Klaus Mollenhauer & Forgotten Connections from Norm Friesen on Vimeo. I put together this video to introduce Mollenhauer and his book: Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing from Routledge. I’m presenting this together with presentations on Mollenhauer by Stefan Hopmann … Continue reading

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