Philosophy of Education

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Philosophy of education is a branch of philosophy focusing on conceptual and normative questions raised by educational policy and practice. The Birmingham School of Education has a long tradition of work in this area and is currently home to one of the largest groups of philosophers of education in the UK.

The School’s philosophers are at the forefront of work in the field. They are represented on the editorial boards of Journal of Philosophy of Education, Theory and Research in Education, Educational Theory, Journal of Moral Education and British Journal of Educational Studies. Their publications have attracted significant media attention, resulting in national press coverage and appearances on television and radio.

The School hosts a philosophy of education research seminar series, co-sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. Doctoral applications from philosophers with an interest in education and educationalists with an interest in philosophy are warmly invited.

Contact

Professor Michael Hand
School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0)121 415 8277
Email: m.hand@bham.ac.uk

Publications

pubs
Virtues and Vice in Positive Psychology

Events

Philosophy of Education Research Seminars are held monthly on Tuesday evenings from 5pm-6.30pm. All welcome.