Wilfried Lippitz can be regarded as one of the outstanding representatives of phenomenological research on education in German-speaking countries. In the 80s and 90s of the 20th century, together with Käte Meyer-Drawe, he significantly further developed the phenomenological approach. In the context of the turn to the primacy of perception in phenomenology, he has systematically reflected on the phenomena of sociality, corporeality, responsiveness and alterity in countless articles and anthologies and referred them to learning and upbringing, to generation and childhood as well as to identity and subject. This volume provides a collection of historical and systematic studies by Wilfried Lippitz on the theory, history and international spread of the phenomenological research on education of the last two decades. Basic pedagogical concepts such as education, upbringing, foreign experience and pedagogical relationship are framed anew from a phenomenological perspective. Lippitz develops his ideas by reading novels and critically examining authors such as Aloys Fischer and Emmanuel Lévinas. The volume offers a clear introduction to historical, international and current discourses of phenomenological research on education as well as to Wilfried Lippitz’ thinking.
The volume Phänomene der Erziehung und Bildung. Phänomenologisch-pädagogische Studien is now available at:
I would like to share with you this talk on practicing the practice, that I held recently at Nord University in Bodø, Norway.
Here is a link to the video on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-glAZtmf850
I would like to draw your attention to the 5th International Symposium on Phenomenological Research in Education at Humboldt-University, Berlin:
“Feeling – Emotion – Mood. Phenomenological and pedagogical perspectives”
The symposium takes place from 1st – 3rd April 2019 at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.
I am pleased to present the program for our 5th International Symposium on Phenomenological Research in Education in Berlin. From now on it is also possible to register for the symposium. The registration form can be found on our website. Please note that all speeches and discussions will be held in English.
I am looking forward to interesting speeches and discussions.
I learned astonishing things about the international spread of phenomenological pedagogy on a recent research trip to Beijing (China). I was invited to give a keynote at the 4. International Phenomenology and Pedagogy Conference “Circumstance of Phenomenology and Pedagogy: Self-consciousness and Reflection” at the Capital Normal University (CNU). For more than 20 years, there has not only been a strong phenomenological tradition but also an International Research Center for Phenomenological Pedagogy and Teacher Development.
The center was founded in 2001 by Professor Hong Ning in close cooperation with Max van Manen. Besides Hong Ning, Professor Cai Chun and Professor Zhu Xiaohong are currently the directors of the center. In Beijing, there is a very interested group of lecturers and students. A number of phenomenologically oriented Masters and PhD theses have already been written. They deal with foundational-theoretical and methodological questions of education. In addition, the curriculum of teacher training in all subjects is phenomenologically oriented. It also includes impressive textbooks of phenomenological descriptions of teaching experiences with a focus on the pupils. Several Chinese colleagues will attend to our 5th International Symposium on Phenomenological Research in Berlin. I am looking forward to a productive exchange!