Gert Biesta
Gert Biesta

Montessori meeting

Thursday 6 June 2024, 4 pm - 5 pm
Gert Biesta on Taking education seriously by taking the angle of the teacher

We will close this year’s Montessori meeting series with a very special one: world-famous Gert Biesta will discuss his renowned theme of education with us.

Gert Biesta is in the top 10 of education scholars world-wide and his views on education, research, pedagogy, citizenship, democracy, and sustainability are widespread. So if you’ve always wanted to meet Professor Biesta and attend one of his talks in-person, now is your chance! Please find his abstract underneath.

Abstract:

Taking education seriously by taking the angle of the teacher
It is remarkable that in many reflections on the future of education, the difference that education seeks to make is not really taken seriously. The prevailing idea is still that in the future we should design powerful learning environments in which children and young people can gain useful knowledge through engagement with real life issues and problems so as to prepare them best for a rapidly changing society and an unknown future. In my presentation I will show the problems which such a vision about the future of education and will argue that in order to take education really seriously we need to start from the angle of the teacher. I will also show what becomes visible when we do this.

Location:  MM 02.630 

We look forward to seeing you there and close our meeting series together with this inspirational speaker!

When
Thursday 6 June 2024, 4 pm - 5 pm
Speaker
Gert Biesta