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The philosophy of higher education

Its time has come

The ecological university, entangled with eight ecosystems (Barnett, 2022, p. 240) The emergence of a field It is time, it is the time, for the philosophy of higher education to announce its presence. As far back as the 1970s, there were one or two despatch riders heralding the phrase ‘the philosophy of higher education’ (Brubacher, […]

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Barnett, R. (2022). The philosophy of higher education: Its time has come. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-philosophy-of-higher-education/

Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London. He is the inaugural President of the Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education Society. His recent books include The Philosophy of Higher Education: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2022)

So much more than research

Learning from women leaders in philosophy of education

This interview (link) serves as the introduction to a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT) that includes a series of interviews with the past women presidents of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA), including Felicity Haynes, Nesta Devine, Tina Besley and Liz Jackson. Liz: This special journal issue and interview series, […]

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Jackson, L., & Sojot, A. (2022). So much more than research: Learning from women leaders in philosophy of education. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/so-much-more-than-research/

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong and is PESA Past President and a Fellow of PESA. Liz is an editor for New Directions in the Philosophy of Education Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice, and Deputy Editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory. She has written, Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism; and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education.

Amy Sojot

Amy Sojot is a PhD candidate in Educational Foundations at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research interests include aesthetics, philosophy of education, embodied pedagogies, and the ethics of contemporary educational relationalities. Her current work uses new materialism to theorize pedagogy and sensation. With Alex Means, Amy  co-hosts the PESA Agora Podcast series, Collective Intellectualities.


PESA Pen Picture Series: Dr Anna Hogg

Short in stature, strong of constitution (she lived to the age of 101), brilliant of mind and distinctively Scottish, Anna Hogg’s name is invoked annually in a ceremonial Oration by the Australian College of Educators (ACE) of which she was a Foundation Member in 1959. But she was also a Foundation Member of PESA, yet […]

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Harris, K. (2021). PESA Pen Picture Series: Dr Anna Hogg. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/pesa-pen-picture-series-dr-anna-hogg/

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris is Emeritus Professor of Education at Macquarie University. He notes that he is enjoying retirement. He writes:

I have previously romanticised myself sufficiently; those interested can look up Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(5), 450-463. I am now going on 84 and, with apologies to Shakespeare and Keats, I now ‘suffer the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to’: that is all ye need to know.

Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: https://www.smh.com.au/national/educator-taught-with-great-passion-20111118-1nn7w.html