- Gert Biesta
University of Exeter/Örebro University
GERT BIESTA is Professor of Educational Theory and Director of Research in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter, and Visiting Professor for Education and Democratic Citizenship at the Department of Education, Örebro University, Sweden. He conducts theoretical and empirical research on the relationships between education and democracy, with particular attention to the role of communication in education. He takes inspiration from pragmatism and post-structural philosophy. Recent books include Derrida & Education (Routledge, 2001, co-edited with Denise Egéa-Kuehne), Pragmatism and Educational Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, co-authored with Nicholas C. Burbules), and Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).