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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In classrooms and lectures we learn not only about academic topics but also
about ourselves, our peers and how people and ideas interact. Education – An
Impossible Profession extends the ways in which we might think about these
processes by offering a refreshing reconsideration of key educational
experiences including those of:
being judged and assessed, both formally and informally adapting to different
groups for different purposes struggling to think under pressure learning to
recognise and adapt to the expectations of others.
This book brings psychoanalysis to new audiences, graphically illustrating its
importance to understandings of teaching, learning and classrooms. Drawing on
the author’s original research, it considers the classroom context, including
policy demands and professional pressures, and the complexity of peer and
pedagogic relationships and interactions asking how these might be being
experienced and what implications such experiences might have for learners and
The discussions will be of interest not only to teachers, leading-learners and
teacher-educators, but also to individuals interested in education policy,
professional practice and theories of education.