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A Pedagogy of Purpose: Classical Wisdom for the Modern Classroom

A Pedagogy of Purpose: Classical Wisdom for the Modern Classroom

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Gary Keogh argues that the education system has lost its way. Using many real classroom examples, Keogh provides a new way forward, demonstrating how insights from classical philosophy can have a positive influence on crucial issues in education.

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A Pedagogy of Purpose offers a completely fresh take on key problems in the education system. Gary Keogh argues that the education system has lost its way; it has become mechanistic, vapid, driven by an obsession with dubious measurements and led by a very narrow understanding of what it means to succeed. It has lost its sense of purpose. Using many real classroom examples, Keogh provides a new way forward, demonstrating how insights from classical philosophy can have a positive influence on crucial issues in education like student behaviour, assessment, attendance, the quality of teaching and learning, and perhaps most importantly, the mental health of students and teachers.

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Dr Gary Keogh has worked in almost every level of the education system in Ireland and in the UK. He has taught at secondary school, lectured at universities, examined Ph.Ds, tutored in teacher-training and lectured in adult education programmes. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Manchester and was a Farmington Scholar at Oxford University in 2019/20. He is currently a full-time secondary school teacher in the UK and coordinator of his school’s PSHE programme. 

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Author Dr Gary Keogh
ISBN 9781913622640
No of pages 260
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2 Aug 2021

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