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Book launch - Education and Expertise edited by Mark Addis and Christopher Winch

Strand Campus, London

10 Dec A teacher in front of a class

The relevance of expertise to professional education and practice is explored in this collection of original contributions from educationalists, philosophers and psychologists.

  • Discusses the increasingly prominent debates about the nature of know-how in mainstream analytical epistemology
  • Illuminates what is involved in professional expertise and the implications of a sound understanding of professional expertise for professional education practice, curriculum design and assessment
  • All contributions are philosophically grounded and reflect interdisciplinary advances in understanding expertise

About the Authors

MARK ADDIS is a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics. He was Professor of Philosophy at Birmingham City University and a visiting professor at the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University. He has published in the areas of the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophies of mind and science.

CHRISTOPHER WINCH is Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy at King's College London. He previously taught Philosophy and Education at the University of Northampton and worked as a lecturer in Further Education and as a primary school teacher in Yorkshire. He has worked on numerous empirical projects connected with vocational and professional education.

Short presentations by Ewart Keep and Olly Newton 

Ewart Keep is Professor of Education, Training and Skills, School of Education, Oxford University and Director of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance.

Olly Newton is Director of Policy and Research at The Edge Foundation.        Prior to that he was in the Department for Education most recently as Head of Apprenticeship Strategy.

Discount copies of the book will be available

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