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

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F1/ 16, Harcourt Hill Campus


The ethical rebel: Frederick James Gould and world citizenship 1919-39 with speaker Susannah Wright

Dr Susannah Wright is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Susannah’s core academic and research interests are in the history of education and childhood. Her thesis and subsequent historical research have investigated moral education and citizenship in English schools in the late 19th and early 20th century, and also on sources for local studies of schools and their local communities. She has also been involved in research projects investigating educational policy and student learning in 14-19 education and training and higher 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.