Schleiermacher og pædagogik – hermeneutik, dannelse og uddannelsesteori

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Mari Mielityinen-Pachman, Michael Uljens
Editors: Alexander von Oettingen
Place: Köpenhamn
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Hans Reitzels Forlag
Book title: Pædagogiske tænkere: Bidrag til empirisk dannelsesforskning
Start page: 51
End page: 66
ISBN: 978-87-412-7342-6
eISBN: 978-87-412-7681-6


This chapter elaborates on theory of Bildung and education in F.D.E. Schleiermacher’s (1786-1834) writings. The connections between hermeneutics, Bildung and education are highlighted. Hermeneutics underlies not only Schleiermacher’s theory of education, but also his theory of knowledge. In our view, such a hermeneutic point of departure makes Schleiermacher’s pedagogical thinking highly relevant for understanding contemporary teaching and educational leadership. The chapter begins with a short biography of Schleiermacher. We then present his pedagogy discussing the basic questions concerning theory and practice. Third, we conclude by identifying connections between pedagogy and hermeneutics in Schleiermacher’s thinking. Schleiermacher sees pedagogical activity as a hermeneutic practice where the school mediate between the student’s life-world and societal practices in a non-affirmative way. Furthermore, Schleiermacher’s pedagogy is valid for initiatives around research supported, collaborative and distributed, multi-professional development of schools’ pedagogical activity culture. This chapter is published in Danish.

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