29 September 2021

Please join us as Gert Biesta provides an introduction  to the key ideas and concepts in this  new book that argues that education should be world-centred rather than child-centred or curriculum-centred. This is not just because education should provide students with the knowledge and skills to act effectively in the world, but is first and foremost because the world is the place where our existence as human beings takes place.

Gert Biesta is Professor of Public Education in the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professor of Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh, UK. Professor Biesta is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Research on Educational and  Social Inclusion, University of South Australia.

Professor Biesta is interested in relationships between education and democracy and the public role of education. His work focuses on education in formal and non-formal settings, with a strong interest in teachers, teaching and teacher education, curriculum, educational relationships, and the emancipatory potential of education.  His presentations and extensive list of publications continues to make a significant contribution globally with his work being published in 18 languages. 

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