Worthy leisure education: Teaching here and now

Arik Segev

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In order to show the potential unification between studying the school's academic curriculum and developing moral virtues, two matters commonly considered to be separated, I suggest the approach of worthy leisure education. Drawing on the tradition of paideia and liberal arts education, I describe the inner connection between school and leisure and the inner connection between the leisure of school and the preferred liberal virtue. This educational approach calls for teachers to create their lessons, the educational gatherings, as events which are not directed at outcomes beyond themselves. I name this approach to teaching: non-outcome-based teaching, or teaching here and now. I conclude the article by describing a number of virtues that teachers who wish to excel in implementing this approach should develop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-113
Number of pages17
JournalResearch in Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • School
  • leisure education
  • liberal virtue
  • moral development
  • outcome-based education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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