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Philosophy-Based Ethics as an Alternative to Religious Education in Australian Government Schools

In Australia and New Zealand, faith-based religious classes are still permitted in government schools, and this is the source of considerable controversy. Religious Instruction (RI), where students receive instruction in one religion, most commonly Christianity, is distinct from General Religious Education (GRE). The latter involves students learning about a range of religious and non-religious perspectives […]

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Bleazby, J. (2021). Philosophy-Based Ethics as an Alternative to Religious Education in Australian Government Schools. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/philosophy-based-ethics-as-an-alternative-to-religious-education-in-australian-government-schools/

Jennifer Bleazby

Jennifer Bleazby is senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Prior to taking up her position at Monash University, she worked as a philosophy, history, humanities and media studies teacher in both government and independent secondary schools. Her main areas of research are philosophy of education; philosophy for children; ethics and religion in schools; children's rights; curriculum theory; feminist philosophy; and pragmatism, especially the philosophy of John Dewey. Jennifer is currently conducting a research project on religious education in Australian government schools, generously funded by a Rationalist Society of Australia Patron's Grant.

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What has the pandemic ever done for me?

At the outset, I want to state that I do believe that COVID-19 is a serious health, social, economic and moral problem. COVID-19 exists and can bring huge sorrow and suffering. It is real, and it is discriminatory. It finds the injustices in our society of poverty and ethnicity and exploits them in its destructive […]

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Gibbs, P. (2020). What has the pandemic ever done for me? PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/ideas/what-has-the-pandemic-ever-done-for-me/
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Paul Gibbs

Professor Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus. He has published 20 books on topics ranging from the marketing of higher education to vocationalism and higher education, informed by an approach to transdisciplinarity that draws on Heidegger, neo-Confucian thought and the insights of Basarab Nicolescu.