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Montessori meeting: Gert Biesta

Thursday 6 June 2024, 4 pm

Gert Biesta is in the top 10 of education scholars worldwide and his views on education, research, pedagogy, citizenship, democracy, and sustainability are widespread. At this year's final Montessori meeting, Gert Biesta will talk about what it means to take education seriously by taking the angle of the teacher. The Montessori meeting will take place on Thursday 6 June from 16:00 to 17:00 in MM 02.630.  

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.

When
Thursday 6 June 2024, 4 pm
Speaker
Gert Biesta
Location
MM 02.630