Le Petit Nicolas and the Ontological in Schooling

  • Sharada Gade Independent Researcher with ORCID
Keywords: ontology in schooling, stories of schooling, Le Petit Nicolas


“School as a site for the production of persons” (Packer & Greco-Brooks, 1999) is discussed in this article through an exploration of children’s growth as students. Drawing on Nicholas’ school stories from Rene Goscinny and Jean-Jacque Sempe’s well-known series entitled, Le Petit Nicolas, the kind of people we could become as students and teachers, even if fictional, is portrayed to highlight the importance of personhood and/or the ontological in schooling.

How to Cite
Gade, S. (2018). Le Petit Nicolas and the Ontological in Schooling. LEARNing Landscapes, 11(2), 157-165. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v11i2.953