Faglighed – kvalitet, æstetik og undervisning
ResuméIn mainstream educational trends and in particular in public debate, one might perceive a rather superﬁ cial/uncritical handling of the concept of ‘subject matter’ (Danish: faglighed), a handling which inﬂ uences political decisions considerably. This article sets out to analyze the concept of ‘subject matter’ and makes the point that it is both intimately connected to a one dimensional idea of utility and that it as concept marginalizes teaching’s nature of encounter and dialogue, and hereby narrows ‘school’ to ‘learning’ and to some few basic subjects. Furthermore the argument is made that by comparing this narrow utility-like concept to the aesthetics the concept of subject matter can be qualiﬁ ed as closely bound to a form-content side and this in turn opens up to the aspect of character formation (Danish: dannelse; German: Bildung).
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