The Society promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. This site tells you about the Society's activities and publications, gives details of forthcoming events, and links to other sites concerned with philosophy of education.
Annual Conference 2015
Next year the Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary and the conference will run from Thursday 26 March until Sunday 29 March 2015. As well as the full range of keynotes, papers, workshops and seminars, extra activities will take place on Saturday 28 March. Please check the conference page for more details as they become available.
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers is now open. Please click here to submit. For full information on making a submission please click here. The deadline for all submissions is Monday 1 December 2014. A selection of the best papers and keynotes will be chosen to feature in a JOPE Special Issue in 2016.
For FAQ's click here.
Gregynog Conference July 2015
Dates for the next Gregynog conference are 27 - 29 July 2015.
New IMPACT pamphlet
Philosophy of Education Summer School
The Society holds a very popular summer school each year in July at Roehampton University. For more details please email Mary Richardson.
PESGB@50 Film Competition
What does education mean to you? What's the point of education? As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, PESGB is inviting children and young people (up to 25 years) to make a short film about education. Shortlisted entries will be screened in a cinema and you could win fantastic film equipment for your school. Deadline for entries is 1 December 2014. Download the poster here. Application details available below:
PESGB@50: PESGB is getting ready to celebrate
In 2014, the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain turns 50. In 2015, the Annual Conference, held at New College, Oxford, will be celebrating its 50th birthday. And in 2016, the Journal of Philosophy of Education will mark 50 years of publication. There’s a lot to celebrate and work is underway to mark these occasions.
To find out more about how you can get involved, click here.
Talking about Philosophy of Education: New Video Content
The PESGB has created a series of short videos presenting key themes in Philosophy of Education.
Paul Standish: "What is Philosophy?"
Paul Standish: "What is Education?"
Paul Standish: "What is Philosophy of Education?"
Richard Pring: "Why do educational policy and practice need philosophy?"
Richard Pring: "What can teachers learn from philosophers?"
Richard Pring: "What can education policy makers learn from philosophy?"
Michael Hand: "What could go on the curriculum?"
Michael Hand: "Should the curriculum be academic?"
Michael Hand: "What are the alternatives to the academic curriculum?"
Judith Suissa: "Is Education Political?"
Judith Suissa: "What is Anarchist Education?"
Judith Suissa: "Do Parents have educational rights?"
Carrie Winstanley: "What do we mean by equality of opportunity in education?"
Carrie Winstanley: "Is it ever acceptable to be elitist?"
Carrie Winstanley: "Are children with outstanding abilities as deserving of additional educational provision as children with learning problems?"
The videos are designed to be accessible, informative and to encourage interest in Philosophy of Education.
The Third Philosophy of Educat...
30 Jun to 02 Jul 2014
University of Roehampton
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PESGB Annual Conference
26 Mar to 29 Mar 2015
New College, Oxford
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