What is the purpose of Education?

Questions around the purpose(s) of education are as old as education itself. Ancient Greek philosophers contemplated the purpose of education, pondered the suitability of certain materials as educational content, and arguably first developed the connection between educating citizens and achieving social justice. In the UK, ‘education’ in the sense of formal training, not carried out by one’s own family, was traditionally reserved for the elite, for whom education was often about becoming ‘cultured’.

When crisis becomes opportunity

We are at home, in crisis, and without wishing to trivialise the situation, I want to tell you that this is a great opportunity. Perhaps for you, and quite possibly for me, but most of all for humanity…

A Critical Exploration of the Concept of ‘Human’

This essay aims to engage in a interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of the ‘human’ (and necessarily also with the ‘animal’), its history and construction, to deconstruct it, and to conclude that the social sciences need to reflexively engage with this concept in order to move beyond the anthropocentric paradigm