School subjects and the pursuit of truth | RFTRW: S07E02
25 January 2021
This episode explores the debate around school curriculums and the value and nature of the knowledge that is gained by learners.
Research for the Real World: S07E02
Alex Standish, Associate Professor of Geography Education
Dr Keri Wong is joined by Dr Alex Standish to discuss the relationship between disciplinary knowledge and school subjects in the curriculum, which is also a key focus in a book he has co-edited, “What Should Schools Teach? Disciplines, subjects and the pursuit of truth”, part of the “Knowledge and the Curriculum” series published by UCL Press.
As a lecturer in Geography Education, we also hear Dr Standish's views about the subject’s epistemology and given current global events, why gaining a deeper appreciation of it really matters right now.
Listen to the podcast
You can also listen to the podcast on:
- Dr Alex Standish’s research profile
- Subject Specialism Research Group
- Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
- Knowledge and the Curriculum series
- Research for the Real World podcast