Dr Amy Kathleen McPherson - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
The abiding concern of my research is to identify and understand philosophical dimensions in the cultural logics of education. Drawing on ideas from philosophical feminism, I tend to work at the intersection of epistemology, ethics and the politics of education. I am concerned with the relationship between education and society, the situated nature of educational issues through attention to social and cultural contexts, the powerful patterns that underlie our thinking about education and the generation of imaginative conceptions of philosophy of education. Recent research projects include: a study of the relationship between spatiality, embodiment, technology and classrooms; equity and widening participation in education, politics of wellbeing and ability in schooling and education for sustainability.
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Educational philosphy and theory ; Sociology of education ; Education as a public policy issue ; Social and cultural contexts of education ; Culture, diversity and social justice ;
Critical Social Theory ; Qualitative approaches (ethnography and interview) ; Philsophical analysis ; Textual analysis (policy analysis) ;
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