The research group Philosophical Studies of Education (PSE) organises researchers who engage in foundational questions concerning education and pedagogy in their widest sense. Through historical and philosophical perspectives, we aim to study and elucidate central questions, controversies and subjects concerning educational processes and relations.

About the research

Working with the history of educational ideas, philosophy, philosophy of science and pedagogy from both continental and analytical positions we work towards exploring the metaphors, examples and vocabulary available to pedagogues, teachers and educational researchers.

Members of the research group are active participants in international philosophy of education conferences and networks such as the annual conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, and the philosophy of education network at ECER.

The research group publish articles in journals such as Journal of Philosophy of Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Educational Theory and Ethics and Education.

The research group is based at the Department of Childhood, Education and Society (BUS).

Examples of projects carried out within the research group are

  • investigations of the conceptual boundaries of educational theory,
  • explorations of the role of the teacher,
  • investigations into the relationship between politics, ethics and education,
  • investigations of the aims of education and conceptual studies of the institutional frameworks of schools and preschools.

Open seminars

The research group welcomes new members with an interest in the philosophy of education and educational theory.

Open seminars Fall 2021

15 September

13.15-15.00 – Joint seminar with CHED: Nina Johannesen Title: Tvil som drivkraft i forskning med de yngste barna “Doubt as a driving force in early childhood education research”

ZOOM-link to September 15

17 September

12:05-13.00 – Lunch talk, Theme: ‘'Feminisation of (primary) education and male teachers? A generational conflict?

ZOOM-link to September 17

13 October

13:15-15.00 – Jane Gatley ‘What is education and what do we want it to be? An exploration of the value of conceptual analysis in education studies'’

ZOOM-link to October 13

22 October

12.05-13.00 – Lunch talk ‘Theme: ‘’Are the Sophist’s really the bad guys?’ ZOOM-link to October 22

28 October

15.15-17:00 – Text seminar: Paper drafts for the PESGB conference

10 November

13.15-15:00 – 25% seminar Morgan Deumier "Recollection and translation: exercises in pedagogical thought" (reader: Piotr Zamojski). Room: NI:A0510

11 November

10.15-12.00 – Piotr Zamojski: ‘Building a Public Sphere around Education - a Post-critical Inquiry’. Room: NI:A0602

12 November

12.05-13.00 - Lunch talk ‘Theme: ‘Autonomy and Epistemic Justice’

ZOOM-link to November 12

26 November

13:00-15:00 – Joint seminar with Laboratory for Education and Society, KU Leuven (On Zoom)

15 December

13:15-15:00 – Nushin Husseini-Eckhart: 'Exemplarism In The Semantics Of The Fragment. Philosophical Reflections And Didactical Practices' and Douglas Yacek: ‘Transformative Education’. Room: NI:A0502