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

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Interpretation in history: readings from the philosophy of history with speaker James Percival

James Percival is Senior Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University. His teaching responsibilities include primary humanities education and research methods. His research interests are the philosophy of history and primary history education.

These seminars are convened by the Educational Purposes, Ethics and Beliefs Research Group within the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University. This semester’s programme begins with two contrasting philosophical approaches to education – a transformative approach emphasising the importance of uncertainty and struggle, drawing on pragmatic and hermeneutic approaches to education, and an approach that attends to a biological perspective. Later in the semester we focus on history, citizenship and moral development in education.