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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.

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SIG Convenors

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Kate O’Shaughnessy

Education Consultant

Kate is Director of OSC Education Ltd, and consults on a range of national and international educational projects. She is a Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Education/UCL and an Associate for their Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL). She...

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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

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...

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Philosophy of Education SIG Convenor Vacancy

Call for SIG Convenor 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...

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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 2021 This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Past event13 Apr 2022

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 2022 This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Past event10 Feb 2022

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 2022. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Past event18 Nov 2021

Against empiricism

As educational researchers, our work is framed and therefore requires us to operate with and through a general theory of objects and object-relations. This enframing comprises a semantic...

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Blog post22 Oct 2021