School of Education Seminar Series: Educational Purposes, Ethics and Beliefs

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Board Room, B101


Evidence-based practice and its causal presuppositions with speaker Professor Tone Kvernbekk, University of Oslo

Tone Kvernbekk`s professional interests are primarily philosophy of science, philosophy of education, and narrative theory. Narrative theory is an interdisciplinary field which branches into argumentation theory, philosophy of history and rhetoric. This rather diverse set of interests is kept together by a constant attendance to standards of philosophical reasoning, and by a preoccupation with implications of all of these approaches for educational research and theory.

Education is a value-laden endeavour.  The aims of this group are to research education as a locus of public/ philosophical debate and to make philosophical interventions into educational policy, leadership and curriculum design. We develop phenomenological and continental understandings of education and consider the ethics of teaching and learning.  We are interested in the interface of education and religion and the history and nature of moral education and education for citizenship.  We engage in exploration and analysis of contested concepts – ability, the child, learning, the school and the teacher.  We also have a developing interest in hermeneutic and Aristotelian approaches to deliberation and leadership in Higher Education.