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17:30 - 19:15 28 October 2015

Discarding the idea of education as transmission


Room 208 | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Padraig Hogan, National University of Ireland Maynooth

The idea that education is chiefly a transmission of knowledge, beliefs, skills – remains a dominant one. It is widely shared by otherwise opposed parties and it would take a Copernican revolution to overcome it. Progress here would enable a reclamation of some of the most fertile educational ideas in human history. Such ideas were originally associated with Socrates, but became eclipsed over two millennia of Western learning. They are newly pertinent and promising in the globalised 21st century. In this contribution Padraig Hogan hopes to explore some of these ideas, in particular their import for the quality of educational experience.


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