Deleuze and Lifelong Learning: Creativity, Events and Ethics

Deleuze and Lifelong Learning: Creativity, Events and Ethics

by C. Beighton


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Deleuze and Lifelong Learning: Creativity, Events and Ethics by C. Beighton

This book examines Gilles Deleuze's ideas about creativity in the context of lifelong learning, offering an original take on this important contemporary topic using cinematic parallels. Discussing Deleuze's difficult notion of 'counter-actualization' as a form of creative practice, it draws practical consequences for those across a diverse sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137480798
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Christian Beighton is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK anda teacher educator with research interests in creativity and professional learning. His work examines the ethical and practical impact of ideas from continental philosophy in, drawing on experience in several countries and a wide variety of professional roles in Higher, Further, Adult and Continuing Education.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction: Deleuze and Lifelong Learning PART I: LIFELONG LEARNING 1. Logics of Lifelong Learning - Events and Lifelong Learning - Choice and Lifelong Learning - Time and Lifelong Learning 2. Creativity - What is creativity? - Types of creativity - The Professionalization of Creativity PART II: EVENTS 3. Making a difference - The Creative Differential - Functional creativity - Operative creativity - Thresholds and surfaces of creativity - Summary 4. Creation at work - Cinema as non-representational practice - Spiritual Automata - Creativity according to Michelangelo Antonioni - Antonioni - the films - Antonioni – the practices PART III: ETHICS 5. An Ethics of creativity for Lifelong Learning - The moral status of creativity - Debt - Criticality - Rules - Duty 6. Professionalism and practice - Learning - Prescription - Subjectivity - Capacity - Implications 7. Improvising in research - Rhizomatics - Mess - Voice 8. Taking Chances in pedagogy - Problems - Inquiry - Experimental encounters 9. Errors and learning - Truth's becoming - Questions of becoming - Becoming Nomadic 10. Lifelong Learning between practice and ethics - Becoming (really) healthy - Becoming (creatively) worthy - Becoming a (cinematic) body 11. Conclusion: Counter-actualization

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