Professor Gert Biesta

Professorial Fellow in Educational Theory and Pedagogy


Gert Biesta is (part-time) Professorial Fellow for Educational Theory and Pedagogy and joined the Moray House School of Education and Sport in August 2019. In addition he is (part-time) Professor of Public Education at the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University, Ireland and (part-time) NIVOZ Professor for Education at the University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the theory of education and the theory and philosophy of educational and social research, with a keen interest in national and global education policy, curriculum, teaching and teacher education, democracy and citizenship education, religious education and education and the arts. He has published widely on these topics in articles, chapters and books. So far his work has appeared in 20 different languages. From 2015 - 2018 he was an associate member of the Educational Council of the Netherlands, the advisory body of the Dutch government and parliament. He serves as co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal and as associate editor of Educational Theory.

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