The Generality of Pedagogy and the Problem of Translation (In the Context of Doubts about 'the Fall of Great Narrations' Thesis)
The authoress presents her doubts about Lyotard's thesis of 'the fall of Great Narrations' as a result of considering the chances of embracing the generality of pedagogy rooted in the contemporary contexts characterized by revealing and opposing specific cultural phenomena. She claims that the Great Narrations are still alive and function alongside multiple and dispersed in reality 'minor narrations'. The claim raises in turn the questions: (1) do we consider the issue of Great Narrations - a distinct cultural phenomenon - as particularly important for the reflection on the generality of pedagogy and particularly for justifying its universal position? (2) is the presence of 'minor narrations' in culture important for considering the generality of pedagogy in relation to its position on particularities? (3) how can the above points of view be linked while searching for contemporary principles of generality of pedagogy? The authoress suggests considering the project of general pedagogy as constant inter and intra-narrative translation assuming that the process facilitates mutual understanding. For the sake of such cognitive endeavor it would be essential to utilize the resources of translation theories in which on the one hand the principles of 'good' translation are established but on the other hand the possibilities of achieving universal language are questioned.
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