Dean of Education Lecture—What is the meaning of education after the Christchurch terror attacks?

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On Tuesday 5 November, Dean of the Faculty of Education Professor Stephen Dobson gave a lecture exploring the role of education and teacher development as we come to terms with the Christchurch terror attacks and many other violent instances around the world.

He proposes a pedagogy of ressentiment informed by تَرْبِيَة (tarbiya), the Māori words tūpuna (grandparent), mokopuna (grandchild), and konene (the young drifter). Central to his argument is the role played by oral activity and the struggle for recognition as we measure what we value, rather than value what we can measure.

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