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Biesta, Gert – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The question I address in this article is how we might understand the role of the teacher in education that seeks to promote emancipation. I take up this question in conversation with German and North-American versions of critical pedagogy with, the works of Paulo Freire and with that of Jacques Rancière. I show that in each case we find not only…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Critical Theory, Personal Autonomy, Disadvantaged
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Biesta, Gert – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the role of research in the improvement of educational practice. I use the "10 Principles for Effective Pedagogy," which were formulated on the basis of research conducted in the UK's Teacher and Learning Research Programme as an example to highlight some common problems in the discussion about research and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Cowell, Gillian; Biesta, Gert – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Space represented on geographical maps is ordered and navigable, allowing one to "know" features and layouts of places before visiting, and finding landmarks, pathways and spaces of importance that connect you from one point to another, reducing possibilities for disorientation. Maps "work" because they represent a reality…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Maps, Foreign Countries, Cartography
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Biesta, Gert – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
In this article, which is based on an invited keynote presentation given at the 14th biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), the author discusses the question of how education should respond to the ongoing rise of the global networked society. He provides an analysis of the history and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Networks, Social Change, Educational Practices
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Biesta, Gert; Safstrom, Carl Anders – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
In November 2010 the authors finished the writing of a manifesto for education. The manifesto was an attempt to respond to a number of issues concerning education, both in the field of educational research and in the wider socio-political environment. This is the text of that manifesto followed by two commentaries in which the authors try to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Position Papers, Educational Principles, Educational Research