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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.

Dr Alex Standish, Research for the Real World podcast

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.

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