Tuesday 11 December, 13:15 - 15:00
Open seminar: Knowledge, moment, and acceptability — deciding curricula aims and content
Room G8:124, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7
The research group Philosophical Studies of Education are proud to present an open guest lecture by Professor John Tillson, Liverpool Hope University. The theme of his lecture will be "Knowledge, Moment, and Acceptability: Deciding Curricula Aims and Content." The lecture will be held in English and is open to all.
Professor John Tillson is a lecturer in philosophy of education at Liverpool Hope University, Department of Education Studies. Previously, he was a teaching fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, and at the Dublin City University Institute of Education before that. He completed his doctoral research at Dublin City University on a scholarship from the Irish Centre for Religious Education and is the author of Children, Religion and the Ethics of Influence (Bloomsbury, in production). Together with David Aldridge, he co-edited a special edition of Educational Theory exploring the implications of technological and neurological enhancements for education (in production). His publications to date have addressed a cluster of questions about curricula contents and aims, and due and undue influence in teaching, especially over pupils' religious, political and ethical beliefs and attitudes. His research interests can be captured under the expression 'the ethics of influence'. He is a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain executive committee and has presented papers at academic proceedings around Europe, North America and Australasia. He completed a BA in Philosophy at the University of Durham, and an MA in the Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London. He has a PGCE from the latter institution and achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in November 2018.