Teachers and Existentialist Philosophy (Dr. Alison Brady) Podcast Episode

In a new episode of the podcast, Meet The Education Researcher, Professor Neil Selwyn interviews Dr. Alison Brady about the relevance of existentialist philosophy to teachers.

Dr. Alison Brady (UCL) uses the existentialist philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre to rethink what it means for teachers to reflect and account for their own practice.

We talk about Sartre’s ideas about the self and freedom, how teaching might be seen as a process of ‘bad faith’, and why teachers need talk candidly and honestly about the vulnerabilities of being in the classroom.

Alison is the author of ‘Being a Teacher: From Technicist to Existential Accounts’ (Springer, 2023).


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