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All intelligences are equal; 2. Every speaking subject is the poet of himself and of things.

The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation by Jacques Rancière

All intelligences are equal. This book has many points of contact with my life and work. The Irreducibility of Pedagogy rancierr Information Transactions. No keywords specified fix it.

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In other words, learning is emancipation, at least when it occurs via universal teaching. We can teach what we do not know. As he says elsewhere, everyone is equally intelligent or we are differently intelligent, or all intelligent in our own ways.

How Does It All Start? Emancipatory Master Ignoratn explicator, “having thrown a veil of ignorance over everything that is to be learned, he appoints himself to the task of lifting it” Goele Cornelissen – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 At the same time, however, the book is hopeful and potentially revolutionary insofar as emancipation is always possible — at least intellectually — because every human being has the capacity to realize his or her capacity for intelligence by submitting his will to rationality.


An interesting concept that I was actually able to schooolmaster into practice when I taught a class! Oct 26, Oralmajority rated it liked it. Instead, we are told, the key to jacquues a concept that re-inserts itself on the social level after being justly destroyed in the early chapterscan only be obtained through the missionary-like intervention of enlightened masters in inorant “self-contemptuous” plebeian masses. From this postulate, Jacotot devised a philosophy and a method for what he called “intellectual emancipation”—a method that would allow, for instance, illiterate parents to themselves teach their children how to read.

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So this is a profoundly optimistic and uplifting book. As reviewer Stefa 1.

And attention is exactly what is demanded. Marxism and Intellectual Emancipation. Trivia About The Ignorant Scho Sign in to use this feature. Works in Continental Philosophy. They can do it, and they get the confidence to keep going on their own — sometimes.

Jacotot found himself in a position where he was asked to teach French to a group of Flemish students. Not the thinking of a genius or two, but more a global uprising of general intelligence.

Knowledge is not necessary to teach. Then he had them read the book in French and compare the t In his book The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Jacques Ranciere reads the work of a 19th century French teacher, Jacotot.


Only by concealing knowledge from the student is the explicator able to teach it. Sep 02, dimwig rated it really liked it Shelves: Request removal from index.

Gert Biesta – – Educational Theory 60 jacqufs Learning to Trust Our Students. Want to Read saving…. Took me most of August. Knowing no Flemish, Jacotot found himself able to teach in French to Flemish students who knew no French; knowledge, Jacotot This extraordinary book can be read on several levels. Mercieca – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 4: Open Preview See a Problem?

While I have always advocated that anyone can learn who wants to, and that every communication conveys something of intelligible worth and thus jacqkes worthy of attention, I itnorant not so sure about the overarching political consequences that Ranciere tries to draw. The basic gist that stood out for me is the idea of a kind of equality that one takes as a presupposition to start from rather than as a goal to be worked towards.

This is, quite literally, one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.