Radio Interview - Gert Biesta - Inside Education - Part One

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:30

On this week's programme I speak to Gert Biesta who is Professor of Public Education at Maynooth University.

Among the topics we discuss on the programme are:

  • Why he took up a position in Ireland
  • The work of the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University
  • How he’ll get to know the Irish education system
  • How teacher education in Ireland differs from teacher education in England
  • The emergence of a competitive mindset in education across countries
  • What good education is in an age of measurement
  • Balancing three purposes of education
  • The place of equity, diversity and social justice in education
  • Implications of the disappearance of teaching and the rise of learning over the last 25 years
  • The gift of teaching

Listen to the full interview here