• IMPACT LAUNCH – No. 26

    Eaglestone: ‘Powerful knowledge’, ‘cultural literacy’ and the study of literature in schools - 15 June 2021

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  • Annual Conference 2021

    The PESGB Annual Conference will be held online from 3rd to 5th September 2021.

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  • PESGB Blog: John White reflects on the origins, history, & aims of the PESGB

    On the origins of PESGB
  • Annual Conference 2021

    The PESGB Annual Conference will be held from 3rd to 5th September 2021.

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Welcome to the

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education.

The Society organises and supports conference and seminars, many organised by its network of over 20 regional branches in the UK and beyond.

The Society also supports research and scholarship in the field through its grants schemes.

Latest Blog Posts

  • On the origins of PESGB

    16th June 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:     It was taken as read in its first years of life in the late 1960s that PESGB’s raison d’être was...
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  • Identity and its discontents

    30th May 2021

      This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:     ***   You wouldn’t expect a blog on the PESGB website to contain a poem but why not, if...
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  • Exam Results, Fairness, & Trust: A...

    14th May 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:     *** This is the fourth post in a PESGB Blog series focussed on educational assessment and the UK...
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Teaching Resources

A collection of helpful teaching resources including videos and suggestions for reading activities.

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Student Resources

A selection of resources for students including videos, slides and links to presentations and podcasts.

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Upcoming Events

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Latest Issues

Journal of Philosophy of Education

Journal of Philosophy of Education publishes articles representing a wide variety of philosophical traditions. They vary from examination of fundamental philosophical issues in their connection with education, to detailed critical engagement with current educational practice or policy from a philosophical point of view.

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IMPACT

Written by leading general philosophers and philosophers of education, IMPACT pamphlets bring philosophical perspectives to bear on current education policy in the UK. They are addressed directly to policy-makers, politicians and practitioners, though will be of interest also to researchers and students working on education policy.

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