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Roundtable discussion: Exemplarity and PPL

Exemplarity sits as one of the seven principles of RUC’s pedagogy and it is expected that student projects should be exemplary. But what exactly do we mean by ‘exemplarity’? Join the roundtable discussion.
Tuesday
03
March
Start:03 Mar 2020 13:00
End:03 Mar 2020 15:00
Place: Roskilde University, Building 02, room 02.1-123 - MOSPUS-mødelokale (southeast corner)

Exemplarity sits as one of the seven principles of RUC’s pedagogy and it is expected that student projects should be exemplary. But what exactly do we mean by ‘exemplarity’? To answer this, we will go back and look at the writings of German sociologist, Oskar Negt, who was a huge influence in the way the notion of exemplarity was taken up at RUC in 1970’s by educators such as Knud Illeris. From this departure point we will ask what has happened since then, and whether ‘exemplarity’ is still understood and practiced in the ways Negt and Illeris suggested, or, how could it look going forward? Is the notion (still) helpful in guiding student learning in the 21st century?

We want the roundtable seminar to be an open discussion of exemplarity – theoretically and applied - and it is therefore not a requirement to have read the texts below (which are only available in German and Danish), but we of course encourage it.

We look much forward to see you!

Jakob Feldt and Kasper Sørensen, RUC-PPL Research Centre
 

Recommended readings

  • Oskar Negt (1971), ‘Die Ausgangssituation’ and ‘Die soziologische Neuformulierung des exemplarischen Prinzips’, p. 13-31, in Soziologische Phantasie und exemplarisches Lernen, Europäische Verlagsanstalt
    (There are Danish versions of Soziologische Phantasie…)
  • Karen Sonne Jacobsen og Birger Steen Nielsen (2019), ’Efterord’, p. 151-192, in Dannelse og demokrati* by Oskar Negt, Frydenlund
    *This book is selected writings from Der politische Mensch – Demokratie als lebensform (Negt, 2010) translated into Danish by Jacobsen and Nielsen.
  • You can also take a look in new and older instructional books about problem-oriented project work: what do they say about exemplarity? (E.g. Illeris’ Problemorientering og deltagerstyring from 1974 and ‘Projektarbejde’ from 1977 by Berthelsen, Illeris and Poulsen)


Registration

The discussion is open for everyone. No registration needed.
 

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