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Next year's conference: 29-31 March 2019


Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the fifty-fourth conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, 2019. Submissions should have a philosophical bearing on education and may vary from an examination of a philosophical issue in its connection with education to a philosophical analysis of some aspect of current educational theory, research, policy or practice. The educational bearing of the paper should be rendered explicit in the text and, normally, in the title. Three sessions will be reserved for invited plenary papers. The rest of the conference will be devoted to submissions responding to this Call. All submissions must be unpublished material; i.e. the material must not have been published previously, or must not be material that has already been submitted for publication to a journal or other publication outlet. (See Frequently Asked Questions)

The Society is keen to receive high quality submissions addressing themes under-represented in recent conferences. These may include:

  1. Informal and non-formal education
  2. Race and ethnicity issues in education
  3. Specific school curriculum areas

The PESGB Annual Conference does not have a specific theme however so submissions are welcome from all research areas in the philosophy of education.

Intending contributors are asked to read the Frequently Asked Questions in conjunction with this Call for Papers.

Submission Deadline: Monday 3 December 2018.

PESGB PRE-conference 2019

The pre-conference takes place on Friday 29th March 2019 from 1.00 p.m. (lunch) to 3.45 pm. It is open to all student attendees to conference.

Pre-conference themes relate to seeking an academic post - being strategic about the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and getting research grants for philosophical enquiry. Speakers are:

Richard Smith   Richard Pring

Richard Smith
University of Durham
on the REF

Richard Pring
University of Oxford
on research grants

We welcome all contributions from student attendees at the pre-conference.

2019 Keynote Speakers

  • David Hansen, Teachers' College, Columbia University, New York
  • Jan Derry, Institute of Education, University College, London
  • Michael Bonnett, University of Cambridge

David Hansen Jan Derry Michael Bonnett

David Hansen Jan Derry Michael Bonnett


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