Chapter 6. The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher

  1. Gloria Dall'Alba
  1. Angus Brook lecturer

Published Online: 17 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322828.ch6

Exploring Education through Phenomenology

Exploring Education through Phenomenology

How to Cite

Brook, A. (2010) The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher, in Exploring Education through Phenomenology (ed G. Dall'Alba), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322828.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Notre Dame, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196598

Online ISBN: 9781444322828



  • potentiality of authenticity in becoming a teacher;
  • phenomenon of education in Heideggerian terms and practices of teaching;
  • Heidegger's phenomenology - three main themes into phenomenological interpretation of teaching/learning;
  • Heidegger's de-construction - less well-known than Derrida's practice of deconstruction;
  • Heidegger's phenomenology, interpretative approach to phenomena or ‘de-construction’;
  • construction, interpretation of the being of the phenomenon;
  • Heidegger's ‘equiprimordial’ characteristics of being human - as a way into this interpretation;
  • second primordial characteristic - care, ‘being for the sake of others’ or solicitude;
  • Heidegger's notion of formation distinct from notion of development used in educational theory;
  • authenticity and phenomenon of teaching


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • 1. Heidegger's Phenomenology

  • 2. Heidegger on Teaching/Learning

  • 3. Authenticity and the Phenomenon of Teaching

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References