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.
PESGB Annual Conference 2014
The 2014 Annual Conference will be held at New College, Oxford from Friday 28 March to Sunday 30 March 2014. Submissions are invited for the forty-ninth conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. Submissions should have a philosophical bearing on education and may vary from an examination of a philosophical issue in its connection with education to a philosophical analysis of some aspect of current educational theory, research, policy or practice. The educational bearing of the paper should be rendered explicit in the text and, normally, in the title. Three sessions will be reserved for plenary sessions but the rest of the conference will be devoted to submissions responding to this call. Full information available here.
Registration is now open. On-line booking for the 2014 conference is available here.
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. Updates to follow soon…
In the meantime, we need your help: we are gathering members’ materials for an exhibition to mark 50 years of PESGB: photos, conference programmes, menus...anything. We would like to ask you to rummage through those old suitcases of photos and mementoes, and send us what you can to help us to put together a picture of PESGB through the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s. You can send originals to us at the address below, or scan the materials and send them electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to return any originals, once the celebrations are over, but they are sent at your own risk.
Our archive wouldn’t be a full picture of the last 50 years without your personal reflections. If you would like to share any anecdotes from early conferences, other PESGB events, and the members that have helped make it what it is today, please email them to email@example.com.
Talking about Philosophy of Education: New Video Content
The PESGB has created a series of short videos presenting key themes in Philosophy of Education.
Professor Paul Standish: "What is Philosophy?"
Professor Paul Standish: "What is Education?"
The videos are designed to be accessible, informative and to encourage interest in Philosophy of Education. Please keep coming back to the site as we will add more videos over the coming months. Future videos will include topics such as "What could go on the Curriculum?" and "What do we mean by equality of opportunity in education?" and "Is education political?"
8th Annual Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain - University of Roehampton Postgraduate Summer School
The eighth annual Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain-University Of Roehampton Summer School ran from the 17-21 June 2013 and was organised and run by Dr Carrie Winstanley and Dr Mary Healy, from the School of Education. We hosted 17 doctoral students from countries ranging from Korea to Malta and the theme was ‘Cosmopolitanism and Education’. Professor David Hansen from Columbia University, USA was the Lead Tutor and was joined by additional philosophers Hansjorg Hohr, Naomi Hodgson and Marianna Papastephanou, who all brought a great deal to the experience. Read the full report here.
The students created this film which perfectly encapsulates the value of the PESGB Summer Schools at the University of Roehampton.
Large Grants Scheme 2013-2014
The Society runs a Large Grants Scheme each year. Applications for 2013 - 2014 are now invited. See here for more information.
Membership to the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) includes full online access to the electronic version of the Journal of Philosophy of Education, plus full online access to the current and back issues of Educational Philosophy and Theory and Educational Theory. Thus, offering you full electronic access to three important international education journals for the price of one. As a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, John Wiley & Sons are pleased to offer you a special members 20% discount on many Wiley publications, complete the online form now.
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PESGB Annual Conference 2014
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