This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 8,
Author(s): David Giles, " Developing Pathic Sensibilities: A Critical Priority for Teacher Education Programmes", Pages 1511-1519, Copyright Elsevier (November 2010)”.
The current article reports on a hermeneutic phenomenological research inquiry which examined ‘lived experiences’ of the teacher–student relationship in teacher education.
An essential understanding from this research is that teachers and students experience their relationship as a play that is uncertain and lived beyond the rules of engagement.
This research questions instrumental models of teacher education underpinned by a dominant neoliberal ideology.
This research calls for the re-educating of teacher educators and teachers towards essential understandings of relationship and the pathic sensibilities associated with being-in-relationship.