2nd Annual Education Studies Conference

Date and time
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
11.00 - 17.00

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

Why should we read the three greatest books on education: Plato’s The Republic; Rousseau’s Émile or On Education and John Dewey’s Democracy and Education? We should because each presents a unique portrait of an education for a particular and better society.

But do they tell us anything about education today? Do these books constitute the intellectual background to any informed discussion of education? What do these books tell us about the importance of ‘knowledge’, ‘democracy’ and ‘nature’ in education and the building of a better society?

Discussing the relevance of these books today will be:

Professor Dennis Hayes Institute of Education, University of Derby who will be introducing us to Plato’s 'The Republic'
Dr Mark Taylor Vice-Principal, East London Science School who will discuss Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 'Émile or On Education'
Dr Ruth Heilbronn University College London, Institute of Education who will talk about John Dewey’s 'Democracy and Education'

To book a ticket please go to our 2nd Annual Education Studies Conference booking page.

For further information please contact the conference organiser, Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler, Programme Leader for Education Studies at the University of Derby, at r.mieschbuehler@derby.ac.uk.