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.
Philosophers in the School of Education also supervise postgraduate researchers and teach the undergraduate module Philosophy of Education on the BA Education programme.