• Annual Conference 2021

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

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  • Decolonising the Curriculum – Visiting Speaker Series

    Still a lot to do: Disrupting Racism in the Academy - 13 May 2021

  • Decolonising the Curriculum – Visiting Speaker Series

    A talk by Professor Farid Panjwani, Aga Khan University, Pakistan - 3 June 2021

  • New Blog Series: Education, Philosophy, Literature, & Culture
    Nicholas Stock writes about education and the Evangelion series. Nick's post is also available as an audiofile, with original music by the author.

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  • Annual Conference 2021

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

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  • Paul Hirst (1927-2020)

    A photograph of Paul Hirst taken in the late '60s. L to R Professor Oscar Ouyang, who was then doing a research degree at the London Institute of Education and is now Emeritus Professor in the Department of Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipeh, Taiwan; John White, UCL IOE; Patricia White, UCL IOE; Richard Peters; and Paul Hirst. The picture was taken during an IOE Philosophy Dept weekend for students somewhere in the Home Counties.

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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

  • Exam Results, Fairness, & Trust: A...

    21st April 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audiofile below:     ***   This is the third post in a PESGB Blog series focussed on educational assessment and the UK...
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  • Evangelion, Schools and Futures

    29th March 2021

    This blog post is available as a PDF here, and as an audiotrack below:   **** The 1995 Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (NGE) takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where...
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  • The Government’s Creeping...

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    22nd March 2021

    The Conservative Government defends its Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as a “sensible package of measures,” justly tough on the worst violent offenders – especially those who commit...
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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

  • London Branch Virtual Seminar

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    12th May 2021

    The Aims of Higher Education beyond Domestic Justice: Global Justice, Domestic Relationships  Thaddeus Metz (University of Pretoria) 05.30-07.00PM (GMT+1) Via Zoom (*Note that we will use the...
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  • Decolonising the Curriculum - Visiting...

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    13th May 2021

    Still a lot to do: Disrupting Racism in the Academy Please join us for a talk by Dr Jason Arday, Durham University, UK. The Academy still remains a site for systemic and institutional racism....
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  • Large Grants Seminar Series 5

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    13th May 2021

    Political and Policy Frameworks and Narratives about Child Poverty and Education 2.00-5.00 pm (GMT + 1)   Speakers Judith Suissa (UCL Institute of Education) Arathi Sriprakash (University...
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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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