Education without testing
31 January 2024, 5:30 pm–7:15 pm
Join this event to hear Jan Bransen argue that testing has a number of relevant and useful functions in education, but that the use of testing to endorse decisions should not be one of them.
This event is free.
Room C3.15UCL IOE20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
In this event Jan will explain how testing is best understood as an integral feature of ordinary cooperative interaction, and should not be isolated from that interaction to serve the legitimisation of decisions.
This event will be particularly useful for philosophers of education, educational policy makers, classroom practitioners and those interested in testing.
PESGB seminar series
This event is part of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) seminar series. PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. Its London Branch hosts seminars every Wednesday in conjunction with the Centre for Philosophy of Education. These seminars are led by national and international scholars in the field, covering a wide range of issues of educational and philosophical concern.
All are welcome to attend.
About the Speaker
Professor Jan Bransen
Professor of Philosophy of Behavioral Science at Radboud University
He has published scholarly work on autonomy, personal identity, self-knowledge, love and practical rationality.