John White

Professor Emeritus, Philosophy of Education

John White is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Education at the UCL Institute of Education. His interests are in the mind of the learner, and in educational aims and curricula. Many of his more than 200 publications are freely available at


Posts by this Author

  • On the PESGB Annual Conference 2021

    25th September 2021

      This post is available as a PDF here, and an audio recording below:     The first online PESGB Annual Conference took place on September 3-5 2021. Given its success, I am sure...
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  • 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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  • Will the DfE’s New Institute Reflect...

    2nd February 2021

      On January 2 DfE announced that a new Institute for Teaching will be set up in England ‘to provide teachers and school leaders with prestigious training and development throughout their...
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  • Inaugural Blog Post: Education for a...

    6th December 2020

    John White launches the PESGB Blog with his thoughts on education, childhood, and frugality.   A recording of John reading his piece can found here:   And a recording of a Q&A...
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