Bakhtinian Pedagogy

Opportunities and Challenges for Research, Policy and Practice in Education Across the Globe

by E. Jayne White (Volume editor) Michael Adrian Peters (Volume editor)
©2012 Textbook XII, 274 Pages
Series: Global Studies in Education, Volume 7


This collection of essays brings Bakhtinian ideas into dialogue with educational practice across cultural and pedagogical boundaries. These encounters offer fresh perspectives on contemporary issues in education, and consider pedagogical responses that are framed within a dialogic imperative. The book also pioneers an important discussion about the place of the Bakhtin Circle in educational philosophy today. Drawing on the historical and contemporary scholarship that has already taken place in education to date, the book emphasizes the living nature of language as intentional acts that take place within learning relationships. Consideration is given to the wider contexts in which pedagogy takes place, and shifts the role of the teacher as expert transmitter of knowledge to dialogic partner in learning. Bakhtinian Pedagogy is particularly suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education courses that focus on pedagogical studies in early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary learning. It is also a suitable text for educational philosophy students at postgraduate level.


XII, 274
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Pedagogical studies Dialogic Language Knowledge transmission educational practice education language Bakhtin Circle
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XII, 274 pp., num. tables

Biographical notes

E. Jayne White (Volume editor) Michael Adrian Peters (Volume editor)

E. Jayne White is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, in the Faculty of Education, where she teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She has published in a variety of educational journals and texts over recent years. Her most recent work is Educational Research with our Youngest: Voices of Infants and Toddlers, co-edited with Professor Eva Johansson. Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Adjunct Professor in the School of Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He is the editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Policy Futures in Education, and E-Learning and Digital Media. His interests are in education, philosophy, and social policy, and he has written over fifty books on those topics.


Title: Bakhtinian Pedagogy