Dept of Learning, Aarhus University, Denmark
December 2009 – March 2010. Working with Dan McFarland, School of Education
I examine the use of fantasy travels as a medium for educational management in both the Danish Public School system and in other educational institutions. A central concern is how fantasy is used to encourage ‘concrete educational identities’ to zig zag themselves between fictive forms of subjectivity (e.g. cartoon characters and wizards), discursive subject positions (e.g. the silent girls, the wild boys) and formal roles (e.g. employee, teacher). My research aims to explore the consequences for both the educational identities and management of the transpositions between what we recognise as the real educational organisation, the discursive constructed context, and the fictive/virtual space.