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Relational pedagogy. Embodiment, improvisation, and interdependence

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In this paper Gadow's philosophical themes are developed considering the pedagogical relation – the relation of teacher and student, nurse and patient, self and world. Relational pedagogy is discussed through exploration of embodiment (being the teaching), improvisation (doing the teaching), and interdependence (locating the teaching in a reciprocal world as home). The pedagogical relation explores the lived space between teacher and learner, nurse and patient, where new knowledge is constructed. Such knowledge ‘resounds bodily’ and is always under construction.

Keywords: Sally Gadow; embodiment; improvisation; interdependence; relational ethics; relational pedagogy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethic Centre & Faculty of Nursing, 5-16 University Extension Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Publication date: 2003-07-01

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