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I’ve migrated this blog…

…to zudensachen.wordpress.com and will no longer be posting here.  Eventually I will close this one down, thanks.

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More Academies Nonsense

So the latest proposal to mollify objectors to the forced academisation process (i.e. everybody) is that Local Education Authorities may now be allowed to set up their own academy chains. But don’t worry, only the ‘good’ Local Authorities. Let’s wheel … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics and Education

Bloomsbury have kindly allowed me to share a sample chapter of my newly released book via my institutional repository.  I include a summary of the chapter’s content below, and you can download the chapter and get full citation details here. This … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree? Let’s not

Recently a colleague offered in conversation that we should agree to disagree.  This led me to some observations about the role of agreement and disagreement in dialogue.  Some conversations involve a sort of perpetual agreement or mutual affirmation.  These are … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Children boosts children’s progress in literacy and maths

We in Athens are particularly pleased at the recent connections made between ‘philosophy for children’ and children’s success in literacy and maths. Today we spoke directly to the originator of P4C’s method of questioning, Socrates himself: “Yes, well I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Is it cruel to make children read in silence?

Ahead of a talk to be given at the Institute of Education, Tom Bennett, behaviour guru and figurehead of the ResearchEd movement, invited questions via twitter that he hoped he could address in his seminar. One tweeter asked “Is it … Continue reading

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How ought war to be remembered in schools?

In November I published this short book in the Philosophy of Education Society’s ‘Impact’ Series (Impact21) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2048-416X.2014.12001.x/abstract You can watch a video of the launch event here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%292048-416X It was picked up by The Guardian here: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/11/call-rethink-remembrance-day-schools I also wrote … Continue reading

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Van Manen – an example of anecdote as phenomenology

As I make my morning coffee, I look out of the kitchen window. I see a hummingbird land on the feeder and I smile. And yet, I do not pay much attention. I am kind of sunken in thought as … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Oxford Branch Events

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (Oxford branch) – joint seminar programme with the Religion, Philosophy and Education, OUDE: All seminars start at 5pm and end at 6:30 (OUDE, 15 Norham Gardens). 7 October The Rt Revd John Pritchard, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference

PESGB@50 anniversary conference call (link to pdf flyer) ANNUAL CONFERENCE Thursday 26 March to Sunday 29 March 2015 New College, Oxford

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