A deconstructive touch is called for, exposing the assumptions that organize higher education and the university classroom and encouraging students to deschool
(in Ivan Illich's phrase) themselves.
Education for survival and the unlearning of newly irrelevant behaviours/ knowledge is supported by the work of Ivan Illich and his call to deschool
society replacing traditional classroom learning methods with cooperatively initiated learning webs (1970).
To decolonize IR is to deschool
oneself from the discipline in its current dominant manifestations: to remember international relations, one needs to forget IR.
My readings and ruminations pushed me to deschool
myself and my classrooms.
But it also means that we must deschool
our communities and perhaps all of society.
We must deschool
society, as author Ivan Illich put it back in 1970, rather than merely reform the institution.
Imagine (after Walter Benjamin) a deschooled
schoolroom in which "to read" is not to decipher but simply to cite.
This book is a collection of short pieces on deschooled
education, both in theory and in practice, many of them from hard-to-obtain magazines, and some specially written.
Learning relations: Impure education, deschooled
schools, & dialogue with evil.
(2002) Learning relations: Impure education, deschooled
schools & dialogue with evil.