The 2021-22 KTS Epistemology of Education Lecture will feature Andrea R. English, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) & Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Edinburgh.
What is productive struggle in human learning? and, Why does it matter for teachers? These questions animate the research agenda in Dr. English's 'Productive Struggle Lab'. The lab pursues these questions from the perspective of philosophy of education, tracing it through the educational works of eminent philosopher John Dewey, as well as further back in the German tradition of philosophy of education (especially Humboldt and Herbart), and in more recent 20th and 21st century ideas of critical pedagogy of Paolo Freire, Maxine Greene, and bell hooks and others.