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Special Interest Group

Philosophy of Education

The SIG is closely associated with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain  which is an associate society of BERA. We seek to foster debate on philosophically interesting issues pertaining to education, and to bring philosophical methods and sensibilities to bear on educational matters. We have an eclectic and inclusive view of philosophy and enjoy a membership both from those who would consider themselves to be ‘philosophers’ and those who see the point of ‘philosophical moments’ in wider educational projects. As well as a presence at BERA conferences, we seek to work with other SIGs and with local branches of PESGB to host seminars and events through the year.

Twitter @Beraphilosophy

SIG Convenors

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Kate O’Shaughnessy, Ms

Education Consultant at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Hi – I'm Kate, the Director of OSC Education Ltd. I'm all about connecting theory with practice in education. I started teaching English in East London before becoming a senior leader for many years. Now I work with schools to develop...

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Naomi Hodgson, Dr

Reader in Education at Edge Hill University

Dr Naomi Hodgson is a Reader in Education at Edge Hill University, UK, and a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research focuses on the relationship between education, governance, and subjectivity, and she is currently leading research...

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Victoria Inyang-Talbot, Ms

Post-Graduate Researcher/PhD Student at Edge Hill University

Victoria is a PhD student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Education at Edge Hill University. Victoria is also a writer, a poet (under the pseudonym Victoria Ekpo) and a keen hiker. Her writings explore the concepts of the self, and the...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Conference 2023

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023Aston University/ Conference Aston

Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 January 2023

Upcoming conference12 Sep 2023

SIG Forum Meeting – Philosophy of Education

7 Jun 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Philosophy of Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG and plans for 2023 and onwards. This meeting will be hosted online, where you...

Upcoming event

SIG Forum Meeting – Philosophy of Education

7 Mar 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Philosophy of Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2023 This meeting will be hosted online,...

Upcoming event

BERA Conference 2023 – Call for Abstract Reviewers

6 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Would you be willing to act as a reviewer for abstracts submitted to the BERA Annual Conference 2023? To be involved, you will need to: be a BERA Member be available to referee abstracts...

Upcoming event

SIG Forum Meeting – Philosophy of Education

Join the Philosophy of Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2023 This meeting will be hosted online,...

Past event21 Nov 2022