is a teacher and education writer based in Berlin.
Regaining the revolutionary power of education: Alisha Heinemann on Gayatri Spivak
In this dialogue with the past, Alisha Heinemann, Professor of Education at Bremen University, discusses the insights and importance of postcolonial theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak across the educational divides.
The case for critical literacy, Hasan Aksoy on Paulo Freire
In this dialogue with the past, Hasan Aksoy, Professor of Education at Ankara University, discusses the role of Freirean education, the educational landscape in Turkey, and February’s tragic earthquake.
Whereto, folk? Ove Korsgaard on N.F.S Grundtvig
In this dialogue with the past, Professor Ove Korsgaard discusses N.F.S Grundtvig’s lasting influence on democratic education and the implications of ‘folk’.
The radical politics of intimate spaces: Akwugo Emejulu on bell hooks
In this dialogue with the past, Professor Emejulu discusses bell hooks’ lasting influence on pedagogy, solidarity and resistance.
Making the outer inner: adults need play too
Play is often cited as ‘the work of children’, but play does not leave us when we become adults, says Dr Peter King.
Broadening Germany’s narrow path in education
Students from minority backgrounds face many obstacles in the German school system. What does it really take creating a more inclusive path to higher education?
Adversity, reorientation and learning go hand in hand
Therapists discuss the meaning of resilience in relation to their practice. They highlight the importance of engaging in an honest dialogue with oneself.
Neuroscience research is vulnerable to hijacking in the self-improvement market
Neuroscience research will have a resounding effect on how we structure our own learning. But we need to be cautious about how the language of science is used in claims about learning.
Behind the Door: access needs support to be opportunity
Discourse around opportunity and access often overshadows the realities of educational policies and structures in Europe, David Kazamias writes in his column.