13th EPIC Symposium with Dr. William Pinar

Friday, November 18, 2016  |  2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Neville Scarfe, Room 310

On November 18th, join Dr. William Pinar  in a discussion titled “George Grant’s Critique of Education.”

Dr. Pinar is an internationally recognized Professor, curriculum theorist and Canada Research Chair.

On this upcoming talk he writes:

“I suggest that George Grant’s critique of education is intertwined with his critique of time and technology, and that it is expressed in his teaching, in which subjective presence was paramount. Time as history, technology as the calculation and quantification of experience: these testified to what for Grant was the idolatry of modernity, our preoccupation with devices of convenience that eviscerate dialogue and obscure the revelation of Being. To idolatry I juxtapose iconography as conveying the character of the curriculum Grant affirmed.”

EPIC continues to introduce thinkers and practitioners of dialogue-based approaches both within and outside their EPI group. This symposium explores how Dr. Pinar’s ideas about Grant’s critique on the quantification and control of education can inspire Engaged Philosophical Inquiry.

Learn more about the Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium at UBC.