Educational Philosophy for a Post-secular Age

Monday 28 November
5-6pm
Stripe Studio 1, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

Dr David Lewin from the University of Strathclyde explores post-secular insights for educational theory by recognising that the persistence of religion in contemporary life raises new questions about the place of religion in education. Two common assumptions are no longer tenable: first, that the better educated a society becomes, the more secular it becomes, and second, that religion can be entirely separated from public education. In order to move educational theory beyond the important but rather stale debates about indoctrination and competing rights between parents, children and nation states, the argument questions rationalist conceptions of religion and education that tend to frame the debates in terms of competing truth claims or worldviews.

The event - as part of the Philosophy of Education seminar series at the University of Winchester - is sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

The event is free to attend but please register your interest by emailing Georgina.Place@winchester.ac.uk​

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