Michael Adrian Peters

Michael Adrian Peters
Beijing Normal University | bnu · Educational Theory

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geography; MA (1st) (Philosophy), PhD (Philosophy of Education)

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Introduction
Michael A. Peters is Distinguished Professor of Education at Beijing Normal University Faculty of Education PRC, and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Knowledge Cultures (Addleton), The Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (Springer), Open Review of Education Research (T&F). His interests are in philosophy, education and social policy and he has written over one hundred books, including most recently: Wittgenstein and Education: Pedagogical Investigations, (2017), Wittgenstein’s Education: ‘A picture held us captive’ (2018) and Post-Truth and Fake News (2018).

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This paper is a summary of philosophy, theory, and practice arising from collective writing experiments conducted between 2016 and 2022 in the community associated with the Editors’ Collective and more than 20 scholarly journals. The main body of the paper summarises the community’s insights into the many faces of collective writing. Appendix 1 pre...
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This article reviews collaborative partnerships in the field of education investigating four different models of partnership: (1) The School-Community Partnership Model; (2.) The Public-Private Partnership Model (ppp); (3) Transnational Strategic Collaborative Partnerships; and, (4) The Model of Partnership as Collaboration and Social Innovation in...
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An experiment with ‘Twitterizing’ collective academic writing surrounding questions of how multilateralism might be strengthened and upheld to deal with cross-border and global risks to humanity, and the current UN be reformed to reflect a more complex and evolving world system based on a fairer and more representative distribution of power and res...
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This article is a collective response to the 2020 iteration of The Manifesto for Teaching Online. Originally published in 2011 as 20 simple but provocative statements, the aim was, and continues to be, to critically challenge the normalization of education as techno-corporate enterprise and the failure to properly account for digital methods in tea...
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This article provides a philosophical discussion and critique of the eschatological rise and fall meta-narratives that surround the issue of Western decline and Asian geopolitical preeminence. The authors provide three discrete arguments against ostensibly objective and empirical declinist meta-narratives: China's great power status within the Asia...
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The chapter was inadvertently published with one of the authors’ name incorrectly spelled as “Hazelhorn” instead Hazelkorn in the chapter citation and reference.
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This collectively written article explores postdigital relationships between science, philosophy, and religion within the continuum of enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. Contributions are broadly classified within four sections related to academic fields of philosophy, theology, critical theory, and postdigital studies. The article re...
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In this article we take up the concept of ‘the orders of discourse’ from the Foucault philosophical archive to identify, open up and examine discourses of teacher quality. Our aim is to identity major strands of discourse in the discursive formation of ‘teacher quality’ and to problematize them in line with Foucault’s approach to problematization w...
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This paper focusses on our concerns about revelations about sexual harassment in universities and the inadequate responses whereby some universities seem more concerned about their own reputations than the care and protection of their students. Seldom do cases go to criminal court, instead they mostly fall within employment relations policies where...
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Pedagogies that are based on the ethics of self-cultivation and seek a transformation of the self in terms of virtue, happiness and ‘living well’ are one of the underlying pillars of humanistic philosophy and wisdom traditions in both the East and West. Pedagogical philosophies of self-cultivation have been both the moral foundation and cultural et...
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Educational philosophies of self-cultivation as the cultural foundation and philosophical ethos for education have a strong and historically effective tradition stretching back to antiquity in the classical ‘cradle’ civilizations of China and East Asia, India and Pakistan, Greece and Anatolia, focussed on the cultural traditions in Confucianism, Ta...
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Foucault begins by asking ‘In what historical form do the relations between the ‘subject’ and ‘truth,’ … take shape in the West?’ (p. 2). He responds to his own question by suggesting there is a distinction between a ‘philosophical analytics of truth in general’—a ‘formal ontology of truth’—which poses the question of the conditions under which tru...
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Infantilisations is the fourth article in a collective writing project that includes ‘Infantologies’, ‘Infantasies’, ‘Infanticides’, and Infantologies II-Songs of the Cradle. It is a notion and paper directed to the treatment of others as infants, essentially a hierarchical relation of power that supports a functional and routine psychological depe...
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Within the rough ground that is the field of education there is a complex web of ethical obligations: to prepare our students for their future work; to be ethical as educators in our conduct and teaching; to the ethical principles embedded in the contexts in which we work; and given the Southern context of this work, the ethical obligations we have...
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Infantologies II is a continuation of a series of articles that began with the quartet: Infantologies, Infanticides, Infantasies, Infantilizations. 'Infantologies II: Songs of the Cradle' is devoted to fairy stories, nursery rhymes and the poetics of early childhood. Each author engages with these themes through different questions and contexts, co...
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New technological ability is leading postdigital science, where biology as digital information, and digital information as biology, are now dialectically interconnected. In this article we firstly explore a philosophy of biodigitalism as a new paradigm closely linked to bioinformationalism. Both involve the mutual interaction and integration of inf...
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This article presents fifteen essays following a prompt on the changing map of international student mobility through three disruptions, namely Brexit, America First and COVID-19. These essays written by postgraduate students at Beijing Normal University were collected during the Spring semester of 2020 and edited by Stephanie Hollings and Zhang Ma...
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Ecological Civilization (EC) represents a constituted effort on the part of China to utilize its developing regional linkages to promote a form of globalization that places the bioeconomy as a foundational core of sustainable global development. This article first outlines how China, through a unique form of state-centric globalization-through-regi...
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This edited collection combines quantitative content and critical discourse analysis to reveal a shift in the rhetoric used as part of the neoliberal agenda in education. It does so by analysing, uncovering and commenting on language as a central tool of education. Focussing on vocabulary, metaphors, and slogans used in strategy documents, advertis...
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Infanticides is the third article in a collective writing project that includes ‘Infantologies’ and ‘Infantasies’. It is designed to develop a phil- osophy of the infant, which is not tied to either developmental psych- ology or neuroscience but rather links itself to history and philosophy. It looks to develop a perspective on the world, beginning...
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This collective paper on radicalization and violent extremism part of the ‘Philosophy of education in a new key’ initiative by Educational Philosophy and Theory brings together some of the leading contemporary scholars writing on the most pressing epistemological, ethical, political and educational issues facing post-9/11 scholarship on radicalizat...
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This dialogue (trilogue) is an attempt to critically discuss the technoscientific convergence that is taking place with biodigital technologies in the postdigital condition. In this discussion, Sarah Hayes, Petar Jandrić and Michael A. Peters examine the nature of the convergences, their applications for bioeconomic sustainability and associated ec...
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This is a collective writing project that is part of the larger design of Infantologies, Infanticides and Infantilizations; a quartet that explores the philosophy of infants from thematic perspectives, that puts infants at the centre of our reflections, and that encourages a different aca- demic style of thinking.
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Educational philosophies of self-cultivation as the cultural foundation and philosophical ethos for education have strong and historically effective traditions stretching back to antiquity in the classical ‘cradle’ civilizations of China and East Asia, India and Pakistan, Greece and Anatolia, focused on the cultural traditions in Confucianism, Taoi...
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This article is a collective writing experiment undertaken by philosophers of education affiliated with the PESGB (Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain). When asked to reflect on questions concerning the Philosophy of Education in a New Key in May 2020, it was unsurprising that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on society and on e...
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Marx developed a sophisticated theory of labour under capitalism’s expanding reproduction but wrote little specifically on immaterial labour. This paper reflects on how to build from Marx’s writings a more comprehensive theory of immaterial labour. Integral to this theorisation is bringing in young Marx’s writings on alienation and human nature, an...
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Infantologies is a collective writing project designed to express and summarise important ideas, approaches and forms of advocacy in a short and condensed method, in order to present a network of diverse themes, arguments and evidence concerning infants.
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This chapter presents a collective response to the propositions and provocations raised in Michael Peters’ 2019 essay ‘Knowledge socialism: The rise of peer production—collegiality, collaboration, and collective intelligence’. For Peters, knowledge socialism pushes back against, deconstructs, or otherwise critically engages with, the individualizat...
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This paper takes a retrospective view of a body of work under the title ‘knowledge socialism’ (KS) to review the literature on the rise of peer production and, in particular, the emergence of different modes of openness concerning collegiality, collaboration, and collective intelligence that have become increasingly evident in ‘cognitive capitalism...
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This article presents 15 autoethnographical texts detailing student experiences at Beijing Normal University in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Contributions have been collected over 6 weeks between 15 February and 1 April 2020, edited by Hejia Wang (assisted by Moses Oladele Ogunniran and Yingying Huang), and supervised by Michael Peters. Thro...
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This paper explores relationships between environment and education after the Covid-19 pandemic through the lens of philosophy of education in a new key developed by Michael Peters and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA). The paper is collectively written by 15 authors who responded to the question: Who remembers Greta Thunber...
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With its domestic trial-run issuance of DCEP, China's central bank is now at the vanguard of sovereign digital currency. What does this mean for the future of the USD as a keystone currency? With its new state-controlled crypto-backed DCEP, China's continued liberalization has taken a significant step towards its continued goal of Yuan (RMB) libera...
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In this collective paper, we have accompanied Philosophy of Education in a New Key with the subtitle: ‘education for justice now’, echoing a manifesto tone. Psychoanalytically, this tone evokes the urgency of the fulfillment of desire that resists deferral. ‘For justice’ qualifies education as not ‘just’ education qua merely, simply, education for...
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In this conversational article, we consider cultivating decoloniality in university education by drawing upon Jacques Ranci�ere’s (2010) notion of a living philosophy. Ranci�ere’s (2010) living philosophy holds the possibility of both a medium and a space for a re-thinking and a re-contemplation of what life is in relation to what it might be. Thro...
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Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘normality’, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to...
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Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘normality’, trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to...