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Event Date : 03 Feb, 2016 05:00 PM - 03 Feb, 2016 06:00 PM

Summary :

The seduction of an educational good
Dr Ansgar Allen, University of Sheffield

South Coast Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
SEB201, King Alfred's Campus, University of Winchester
City :
Organiser :
Name: Dr Emile Bojesen, Email:, Institution: University of Winchester

The event is of course free and open to all who wish to attend.

As educators, and as students, we believe in education with ever more conviction and passion as we attempt to rescue it from instrumentalism, from examination, from cynicism, from capitalism, or whatever. But what if there were something suspect about this commitment itself? What if this commitment of ours that we inherit, brings with it its own problems? What if there is something problematic in this belief that education is inherently good? What if each attempt to defend education only strengthens, and makes unquestionable, this perhaps questionable commitment? Because we must believe in order to defend education, that it is worth defending in the first place. In this seminar I would like to question this assumption, and sow a little doubt. I would like to question, and make questionable, our attachment to education.

More information about the speaker, Ansgar Allen, can be found here

The event is the first for the new South Coast branch of PESGB, as well as of the Centre for Philosophy of Education at the University of Winchester. An official launch event for both the branch and the centre will be held in October 2016 – the date of which will be announced shortly.

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