A time to pause and ponder - will to meaning in education

Peer Daugbjerg, Christopher Spencer

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Worries about the effect of trade and globalisation on the workforce are “a staple of politics in the US and Europe” (Financial Times 2016). There would appear to be a general global movement towards isolation and protectionism (see Brexit, Trump, Putin). Europa was the battle field for conflicts tied to isolationism movements throughout the 20th century. The human deprivation that occurred during this century somehow seems forgotten. The history of Europe can however also learn us to atone: the Berlin wall went down, peace came to Northern Ireland, …
This joint presentation will with inspiration from Viktor Frankl (2004) offer examples of ways to help student teachers, teachers and teacher educators to develop practices where they can guide and assist the realisation of possibilities for meaning-making in an apparently meaningless world.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventETEN 2017: European Teacher Education Network - University of Gothenburg​, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 21 Apr 201721 Apr 2017


ConferenceETEN 2017
LocationUniversity of Gothenburg​
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  • education, professions and jobs
  • ethnographic approach
  • narrative
  • teacher reflections


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