It is well known that the study of education as a human practice draws on various disciplinary strands. In this day conference, we consider three issues of contemporary interest from different disciplinary perspectives.
In the first session, we look at a contemporary debate on the role of academic disciplines in underpinning education through the ‘school subjects’ and in particular at the relative importance of acquiring different forms of ‘knowing that’ and ‘knowing how’ in the course of learning.
In the second session, we look at the relationship between philosophy and the study of education, both in the ways in which philosophy has informed educational thinking, and also in the way in which educational thinking has informed philosophy both in the past and in contemporary debates.
In the third session, we look at the way in which knowledge in its different forms can and should inform high-quality professional and vocational education. While each session tackles a distinct theme, the topic of knowledge and its importance is likely to provide a guiding thread across all sessions and it is hoped that the earlier discussions will inform the later ones.
The conference is a chance for practitioners of different disciplines associated with education to engage on topics of common interest and to consider the value of bringing different perspectives to bear on matters of common concern. It is a co-operative initiative of colleagues from the Department of Philosophy and the School of Education, Communication and Society.
We invite colleagues with an interest in education, irrespective of their disciplinary backgrounds to come and engage with our panellists in what should prove to be an intellectually distinctive event.
If you wish to attend the conference, please email Professor Christopher Winch.
About the conference, agenda and panellists
10.00–11.30 Powerful Knowledge Panel (Professor Michael Young, UCL, Professor Jan Derry, UCL, and Professor Guy Claxton, University of Winchester and King's)
12.00–13.30 History of Philosophy Panel (Dr Sacha Golob, King's, Dr Christoph Schuringa, NCH, and Dr Emile Bojesen, University of Winchester)
13.30–14.30 Lunch (provided)
14.30–16.00 Vocational and Civic Education Panel (Professor Chris Winch, King's, Dr Marina Cino-Pagliarello, LSE, Dr Gerard Lum King's, and Dr Jim Hordern, Bath University)