Dr Jane Gatley

Dr Jane Gatley

Lecturer in Education, Education and Childhood Studies

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Jane Gatley is a philosopher of education with interests in the aims of education, the curriculum, the value of philosophy, and teaching philosophy in schools. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Birmingham and worked there as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Before this, she worked as a secondary school teacher in England for seven years. Jane’s first book ‘Why Teach Philosophy in Schools’ is due to be published in 2023 with Bloomsbury. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project bringing philosophers and education specialists together to consider the role of philosophy as a research method for educational studies. This has been funded by the Society for Educational Studies. In future, she is working towards an account of the educational value of knowledge. She is a member of the Philosophy for Education Society of Great Britain, and holds responsibility for the South Wales branch which will run a series of seminars starting in TB2. Jane is also the chief examiner for the International Baccalaureate’s philosophy diploma course.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum
  • Philosophy in Schools
  • Aims of Education
  • Social Justice
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Social Epistemology

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Teaching Interests


  • Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Critical Thinking
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