Gert Biesta


Gert Biesta is Professor of Education and Director of Research. In addition he is Visiting Professor (Art Education) at ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts, the Netherlands. He also has visiting affiliations with NLA University College, Bergen, Norway, and NAFOL, the Norwegian Graduate School in Teacher Education. He previously worked at universities in Luxembourg, the UK and the Netherlands, and was a postdoctoral fellow with the National Academy of Education in the USA. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education, education policy, and the theory and philosophy of educational and social research. He has a particular interest in questions of democracy and democratisation. Since 2015 he is an associate member of the ‘Onderwijsraad’ (the Education Council of the Netherlands), which is the main education advisory body for the Dutch government. He is joint-coordinator of SIG 25 (Educational Theory) of EARLI, The European Association for Research and Learning and Instruction, together with Rupert Wegerif and Giuseppe Ritella (JURE Assistant Coordinator), and co-editor of two book-series with Routledge: New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (with Michael A. Peters) and Theorizing Education (with Julie Allan and Richard Edwards). From 1999 to 2014 he was editor-in-chief of Studies in Philosophy and Education, and currently serves as chief advisory editor.

Research area(s)

Gert has conducted research on young people’s civic learning, particularly in non-formal settings; adult and vocational education; teacher education; citizenship education; and curriculum. During 2011-2012 he was President of the Philosophy of Education Society USA. In 2011 he held the International Interuniversity Francqui Professorship, awarded by the Francqui Foundation for his work on citizenship and civic learning, at the University of Ghent. His current research focuses on (1) the theory and philosophy of teaching; (2) teacher education theory and policy; (3) democratic professionality in education and related fields; (4) the impact of research policy on educational research; (5) teacher agency; (6) curriculum policy and theory; and (7) European policy concerning citizenship and lifelong learning. More information about his research can be found at


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Biesta, G.   (2016)   'Democracia, ciudadanía y educación: de la socialización a la subjetivación.'. Foro de Educación : Pensamiento, Cultura y Sociedad, 14 (20).  doi: 10.14516/fde.2016.014.020.003 Download publication 

Biesta, G.  and Hannam, P.   (2016)   'Religious education and the return of the teacher.'. Religious Education. doi: 10.1080/00344087.2016.1172854 Download publication 

Biesta, G. , Priestley, M.  and Robinson, S.   (2016)   'TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION: EXPLORING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEACHERS’ TALK FOR TEACHER AGENCY'. Journal of Curriculum StudiesDownload publication 

Cowell, G.  and Biesta, G.   (2016)   'From mapreading to mapmaking: Civic learning as orientation, disorientation and reorientation'. Policy Futures in Education. doi: 10.1177/1478210316636703 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2016)   'Reconciling ourselves to reality: Arendt, education and the challenge of being at home in the world'. Journal of Educational Administration and History. doi: 10.1080/00220620.2016.1144580 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2016)   'Who’s Afraid of Teaching? Heidegger and the Question of Education (‘Bildung’/‘Erziehung’)'. Educational Philosophy and Theory. pp. 1 - 14. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1165017 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2016)   'Resisting the Seduction of the Global Education Measurement Industry: Notes on the Social Psychology of PISA'. Ethics and Education. doi: 10.1080/17449642.2015.1106030 Download publication 

Biesta, G.  and Cowell, G.   (2015)   'Cities, citizenship and civic learning: Introduction to the special edition'. Policy Futures in Education. doi: 10.1177/1478210315610260 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'Teaching, Teacher Education, and the Humanities: Reconsidering Education as a Geisteswissenschaft'. Educational Theory, 65 (6).  pp. 665 - 679. doi: 10.1111/edth.12141 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'Response: So much for cosmopolitanism? Refugees, asylum and world politics'. Educational Philosophy and Theory. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1108609 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'On the two cultures of educational research, and how we might move ahead: Reconsidering the ontology, axiology and praxeology of education'. European Educational Research Journal. doi: 10.1177/1474904114565162 Download publication 

Biesta, G.  and Peters, M.   (2015)   'Alternative Futures and Future Alternatives for the Philosophy of Education: Introduction to the Symposium'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 34 (6).  pp. 619 - 621. doi: 10.1007/s11217-015-9492-1 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'An Appetite for Transcendence: A Response to Doris Santoro’s and Samuel Rocha’s Review of The Beautiful Risk of Education'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 34 (4).  pp. 419 - 422. doi: 10.1007/s11217-015-9475-2 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'Education, Measurement, and the Professions: Reclaiming a Space for Democratic Professionality in Education'. Educational Philosophy and Theory. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1048665 Download publication 

Biesta, G. , Priestley, M.  and Robinson, S.   (2015)   'The Role of Beliefs in Teacher Agency'. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. doi: 10.1080/13540602.2015.1044325 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'The Rediscovery of Teaching: On Robot Vacuum Cleaners, Non-Egological Education, and the Limits of the Hermeneutical Worldview'. Educational Philosophy and TheoryDownload publication 

Biesta, G.   (2015)   'What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism'. European Journal of Education: research, development and policies, 50 (1).  pp. 75 - 87. doi: 10.1111/ejed.12109 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Remembering forgotten connections: Klaus Mollenhauer’s opening to theorising education differently.'. Phenomenology & Practice, 8 (2).  pp. 26 - 33. 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Who knows? On the ongoing need to ask critical questions about the turn towards evidence in education and related fields.'. Cursiv, 14 pp. 19 - 26. 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   '¿Medir lo que valoramos o valorar lo que medimos? Globalización, responsabilidad y la noción de propósito de la educación'. Pensamiento Educativo: Revista de Investigación Educacional Latinoamericana, 51 (1).  pp. 46 - 57. doi: 10.7764/PEL.51.1.2014.17 

de Oliveira Andreotti, V. , Biesta, G.  and Ahenakew, C.   (2014)   'Between the nation and the globe: education for global mindedness in Finland'. Globalisation, Societies and Education. doi: 10.1080/14767724.2014.934073 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Freeing Teaching from Learning: Opening Up Existential Possibilities in Educational Relationships'. Studies in Philosophy and Education. doi: 10.1007/s11217-014-9454-z Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Is philosophy of education a historical mistake? Connecting philosophy and education differently'. Theory and Research in Education, 12 (1).  pp. 65 - 76. doi: 10.1177/1477878513517338 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Pragmatising the curriculum: Bringing knowledge back into the curriculum conversation, but via pragmatism'. Curriculum Journal, 25 (1).  pp. 29 - 49. doi: 10.1080/09585176.2013.874954 Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2014)   'Editorial: Positive News About the Future of Philosophy of Education'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 34 (1).  pp. 1 - 3. doi: 10.1007/s11217-014-9456-x Download publication 

Biesta, G.   (2013)   'Knowledge, judgement and the curriculum: on the past, present and future of the idea of the Practical'. JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES, 45 (5).  pp. 684 - 696. doi: 10.1080/00220272.2013.798839 

Saeverot, H.  and Biesta, G.   (2013)   'On the need to ask educational questions about education: An interview with Gert Biesta'. Policy Futures in Education, 11 (2).  pp. 175 - 184. doi: 10.2304/pfie.2013.11.2.175 

Nicoll, K. , Fejes, A. , Olson, M. , Dahlstedt, M.  and Biesta, G.   (2013)   'Opening discourses of citizenship education: a theorization with Foucault'. JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY, 28 (6).  pp. 828 - 846. doi: 10.1080/02680939.2013.823519 

Biesta, G.   (2013)   'Receiving the Gift of Teaching: From 'Learning From' to 'Being Taught By''. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 32 (5).  pp. 449 - 461. doi: 10.1007/s11217-012-9312-9 

Biesta, G.   (2013)   'Responsive or responsible? Democratic education for the global networked society'. Policy Futures in Education, 11 (6).  pp. 733 - 744. doi: 10.2304/pfie.2013.11.6.733 

Biesta, G.   (2012)   'Becoming public: public pedagogy, citizenship and the public sphere'. SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY, 13 (7).  pp. 683 - 697. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2012.723736 

Biesta, G.   (2012)   'Becoming world-wise: an educational perspective on the rhetorical curriculum'. JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES, 44 (6).  pp. 815 - 826. doi: 10.1080/00220272.2012.730285 

Biesta, G.   (2012)   'Good education in an age of measurement'. Cadernos de Pesquisa, 42 (147).  pp. 808 - 825. doi: 10.1590/S0100-15742012000300009 

Biesta, G.  and Cowell, G.   (2012)   'How is community done? Understanding civic learning through psychogeographic mapping'. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31 (1).  pp. 47 - 61. doi: 10.1080/02601370.2012.636587 

Biesta, G.   (2012)   'Knowledge/democracy: Notes on the political economy of academic publishing'. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 15 (4).  pp. 407 - 419. doi: 10.1080/13603124.2012.696705 

Biesta, G.   (2012)   'Philosophy of Education for the Public Good: Five challenges and an agenda'. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, 44 (6).  pp. 581 - 593. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2011.00783.x 

Biesta, G.  and Bingham, C.   (2012)   'Response to Caroline Pelletier's Review of Jacques Ranciere: Education, Truth, Emancipation'. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 31 (6).  pp. 621 - 623. doi: 10.1007/s11217-012-9308-5 

Zhao, K.  and Biesta, G.   (2012)   'The Moral Dimension of Lifelong Learning: Giddens, Taylor, and the "Reflexive Project of the Self"'. ADULT EDUCATION QUARTERLY, 62 (4).  pp. 332 - 350. doi: 10.1177/0741713611411176 

Biesta, G.  and Säfström, CA.   (2011)   'A manifesto for education'. Policy Futures in Education, 9 (5).  pp. 540 - 547. doi: 10.2304/pfie.2011.9.5.540 

Biesta, G.   (2011)   'An Adventure in Publishing Revisited: Fifty Years of Studies in Philosophy and Education'. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 30 (5).  pp. 429 - 432. doi: 10.1007/s11217-011-9259-2 

Biesta, G.   (2011)   'Disciplines and theory in the academic study of education: A comparative analysis of the Anglo-American and continental construction of the field'. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 19 (2).  pp. 175 - 192. doi: 10.1080/14681366.2011.582255 

Biesta, G.   (2011)   'From Learning Cultures to Educational Cultures: Values and Judgements in Educational Research and Educational Improvement'. International Journal of Early Childhood, 43 (3).  pp. 199 - 210. doi: 10.1007/s13158-011-0042-x 

Zhao, K.  and Biesta, GJJ.   (2011)   'Lifelong Learning Between "East" and "West": Confucianism and the Reflexive Project of the Self'. Interchange, 42 (1).  pp. 1 - 20. doi: 10.1007/s10780-011-9143-6 

Biesta, G.   (2011)   'Philosophy, Exposure, and Children: How to Resist the Instrumentalisation of Philosophy in Education'. JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, 45 (2).  pp. 305 - 319. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2011.00792.x 

Rutten, EA. , Schuengel, C. , Dirks, E. , Stams, GJJM. , et al.   (2011)   'Predictors of Antisocial and Prosocial Behavior in an Adolescent Sports Context'. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 20 (2).  pp. 294 - 315. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2010.00598.x 

Mannion, G. , Biesta, G. , Priestley, M.  and Ross, H.   (2011)   'The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: Genealogy and critique'. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 9 (3-4).  pp. 443 - 456. 

Biesta, G.   (2011)   'The Ignorant Citizen: Mouffe, RanciSre, and the Subject of Democratic Education'. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 30 (2).  pp. 141 - 153. doi: 10.1007/s11217-011-9220-4 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Miedema, S.   (2011)   'What kind of deconstruction for deconstructive religious education? Response to Noaparast and Khosravi'. Religious Education, 106 (1).  pp. 105 - 108. doi: 10.1080/00344087.2011.539452 

Biesta, G. , Allan, J.  and Edwards, R.   (2011)   'The theory question in research capacity building in education: Towards an agenda for research and practice'. British Journal of Educational Studies, 59 (3).  pp. 225 - 239. doi: 10.1080/00071005.2011.599793 Download publication 

Lawy, R. , Biesta, G. , McDonnell, J. , Lawy, H.  and Reeves, H.   (2010)   ''The art of democracy': young people's democratic learning in gallery contexts'. BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 36 (3).  pp. 351 - 365. doi: 10.1080/01411920902935808 

Biesta, G.   (2010)   ''This is My Truth, Tell Me Yours'. Deconstructive pragmatism as a philosophy for education'. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, 42 (7).  pp. 710 - 727. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2008.00422.x 

Biesta, G. , Field, J.  and Tedder, M.   (2010)   'A time for learning: Representations of time and the temporal dimensions of learning through the lifecourse'. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK, 56 (3).  pp. 317 - 327. 

Biesta, G.   (2010)   'Editorial: Publishing in Studies in Philosophy and Education'. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 29 (1).  pp. 1 - 3. doi: 10.1007/s11217-009-9173-z 

Biesta, G.   (2010)   'Learner, Student, Speaker: Why it matters how we call those we teach'. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, 42 (5-6).  pp. 540 - 552. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2010.00684.x 

Osberg, D.  and Biesta, G.   (2010)   'The end/s of education: complexity and the conundrum of the inclusive educational curriculum'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 14 (6).  pp. 593 - 607. doi: 10.1080/13603110802530684 

Rutten, EA. , Biesta, GJJ. , Dekovic, M. , Stams, GJJM. , et al.   (2010)   'Using forum theatre in organised youth soccer to positively influence antisocial and prosocial behaviour: a pilot study'. JOURNAL OF MORAL EDUCATION, 39 (1).  pp. 65 - 78. doi: 10.1080/03057240903528683 

Biesta, GJJ.   (2010)   'Why 'What Works' Still Won't Work: From Evidence-Based Education to Value-Based Education'. STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 29 (5).  pp. 491 - 503. doi: 10.1007/s11217-010-9191-x 

Biesta, G.   (2010)   'A new logic of emancipation: The methodology of Jacques Rancière'. Educational Theory, 60 (1).  pp. 39 - 59. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2009.00345.x 

Biesta, G.   (2010)   'How to exist politically and learn from it: Hannah Arendt and the problem of democratic education'. Teacher College Record, 112 (2).  pp. 556 - 575. 

Biesta, G.   (2009)   'Building bridges or building people? On the role of engineering in education'. JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES, 41 (1).  pp. 13 - 16. doi: 10.1080/00220270802189400 

Biesta, G.   (2009)   'Good education in an age of measurement: on the need to reconnect with the question of purpose in education'. EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY, 21 (1).  pp. 33 - 46. doi: 10.1007/s11092-008-9064-9 

Biesta, G.  and Simons, M.   (2009)   'Higher education and european citizenship as a matter of public concern'. European Educational Research Journal, 8 (2).  pp. 142 - 145. doi: 10.2304/eerj.2009.8.2.142 

Biesta, G. , Lawy, R.  and Kelly, N.   (2009)   'Understanding young people's citizenship learning in everyday life: The role of contexts, relationships and dispositions'. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 4 (1).  pp. 5 - 24. doi: 10.1177/1746197908099374 

Biesta, G. , Kwiek, M. , Lock, G. , Martins, H. , et al.   (2009)   'What is the public role of the university? A proposal for a public research agenda'. European Educational Research Journal, 8 (2).  pp. 249 - 254. doi: 10.2304/eerj.2009.8.2.249 

Biesta, G.   (2009)   'What kind of citizenship for european higher Education? Beyond the competent active citizen'. European Educational Research Journal, 8 (2).  pp. 146 - 158. doi: 10.2304/eerj.2009.8.2.146 

Biesta, G.   (2009)   'Witnessing Deconstruction in Education: Why Quasi-Transcendentalism Matters'. JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, 43 (3).  pp. 391 - 404. 

Osberg, D. , Biesta, G.  and Cilliers, P.   (2008)   'From representation to emergence: Complexity's challenge to the epistemology of schooling'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40 (1).  pp. 213 - 227. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00407.x 

Rutten, EA. , Dekovic, M. , Stams, GJJM. , Schuengel, C. , et al.   (2008)   'On- and off-field antisocial and prosocial behavior in adolescent soccer players: A multilevel study'. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE, 31 (3).  pp. 371 - 387. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2007.06.007 

Osberg, D.  and Biesta, G.   (2008)   'The emergent curriculum: navigating a complex course between unguided learning and planned enculturation'. JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM STUDIES, 40 (3).  pp. 313 - 328. doi: 10.1080/00220270701610746 

Osberg, D.  and Biesta, GJJ.   (2007)   'Beyond presence: Epistemological and pedagogical implications of 'strong' emergence'. Interchange, 38 (1).  pp. 31 - 51. doi: 10.1007/s10780-007-9014-3 

Biesta, G.   (2007)   'Bridging the gap between educational research and educational practice: The need for critical distance'. Educational Research and Evaluation, 13 (3).  pp. 295 - 301. doi: 10.1080/13803610701640227 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Osberg, D.   (2007)   'Beyond re/presentation: A case for updating the epistemology of schooling'. Interchange, 38 (1).  pp. 15 - 29. doi: 10.1007/s10780-007-9015-2 

Biesta, G.   (2007)   'Education and the democratic person: Towards a political conception of democratic education'. TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD, 109 (3).  pp. 740 - 769. 

Simons, M. , Haverhals, B.  and Biesta, G.   (2007)   'Introduction: The university revisited'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 26 (5).  pp. 395 - 404. doi: 10.1007/s11217-007-9051-5 

Rutten, EA. , Stams, GJJM. , Biesta, GJJ. , Schuengel, C. , et al.   (2007)   'The contribution of organized youth sport to antisocial and prosocial behavior in adolescent athletes'. JOURNAL OF YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE, 36 (3).  pp. 255 - 264. doi: 10.1007/s10964-006-9085-y 

Biesta, G.   (2007)   'Towards the knowledge democracy? Knowledge production and the civic role of the university'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 26 (5).  pp. 467 - 479. doi: 10.1007/s11217-007-9056-0 

Hodkinson, P. , Biesta, G.  and James, D.   (2007)   'Understanding learning cultures'. EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, 59 (4).  pp. 415 - 427. doi: 10.1080/00131910701619316 

Biesta, G.   (2007)   'Why "what works" won't work: evidence-based practice and the democratic deficit in educational research'. Educational Theory, 57 (1).  pp. 1 - 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2006.00241.x 

Lawy, R.  and Biesta, G.   (2006)   'Citizenship-as-practice: The educational implications of an inclusive and relational understanding of citizenship'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 54 (1).  pp. 34 - 50. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8527.2006.00335.x 

Biesta, G.  and Lawy, R.   (2006)   'From teaching citizenship to learning democracy: Overcoming individualism in research, policy and practice'. Cambridge Journal of Education, 36 (1).  pp. 63 - 79. doi: 10.1080/03057640500490981 

Vanderstraeten, R.  and Biesta, G.   (2006)   'How is education possible? Pragmatism, communication and the social organisation of education'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 54 (2).  pp. 160 - 174. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8527.2006.00338.x 

Biesta, GJJ.   (2004)   'Education, accountability, and the ethical demand: can the democratic potential of accountability be regained?'. Educational Theory, 54 (3).  pp. 233 - 250. doi: 10.1111/j.0013-2004.2004.00017.x 

Miedema, S.  and Biesta, GJJ.   (2004)   'Jacques Derrida's religion with/out religion and the im/possibility of religious education'. Religious Education, 99 (1).  pp. 23 - 37. doi: 10.1080/00344080490269371 

Biesta, G.   (2002)   'Bildung and modernity: The future of Bildung in a world of difference'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 21 (4-5).  pp. 343 - 351. 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Miedema, S.   (2002)   'Instruction or pedagogy? The need for a transformative conception of education'. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, 18 (2).  pp. 173 - 181. doi: 10.1016/S0742-051X(01)00062-2 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Mirón, LF.   (2002)   'The new discourses on educational leadership: An introduction'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 21 (2).  pp. 101 - 107. 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Stams, GJJM.   (2001)   'Critical thinking and the question of critique: Some lessons from deconstruction'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 20 (1).  pp. 57 - 74. 

Biesta, GJJ.   (2001)   'How difficult should Education Be?'. Educational Theory, 51 (4).  pp. 385 - 400. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.2001.00385.x 

Mirón, LF. , Bogotch, IE.  and Biesta, GJJ.   (2001)   'In pursuit of the good life: High school students' constructions of morality and the implications for educational leadership'. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 1 (4).  pp. 490 - 516. doi: 10.1177/153270860100100407 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Miedema, S.   (2000)   'Context and Interaction. How to Assess Dewey's Influence on Educational Reform in Europe?'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 19 (1).  pp. 21 - 37. 

Biesta, GJJ.   (1999)   'Radical Intersubjactivity: Reflections on the "Different" Foundation of Education'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 18 (4).  pp. 203 - 220. 

Biesta, GJJ.   (1999)   'Redefining the subject, redefining the social, reconsidering education: George herbert mead's course on philosophy of education at the university of chicago'. Educational Theory, 49 (4).  pp. 475 - 492. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.1999.00475.x 

Biesta, GJJ.   (1998)   'Mead, intersubjactivity, and education: The early writings'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 17 (2-3).  pp. 73 - 99. 

Biesta, GJJ.   (1998)   'Pedagogy without humanism: Foucault and the subject of education'. Interchange, 29 (1).  pp. 1 - 16. 

Biesta, GJJ.   (1998)   'Say you want a revolution. suggestions for the impossible future of critical pedagogy'. Educational Theory, 48 (4).  pp. 499 - 510. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-5446.1998.00499.x 

Biesta, GJJ.  and Miedema, S.   (1996)   'Dewey in Europe: A case study on the international dimensions of the turn-of-the-century educational reform'. American Journal of Education, 105 (1).  pp. 1 - 26. 

Biesta, G.   (1995)   'Postmodernism and the repoliticization of education'. Interchange, 26 (2).  pp. 161 - 183. doi: 10.1007/BF01435145 

Biesta, G.   (1994)   'Pragmatism as a pedagogy of communicative action'. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 13 (3-4).  pp. 273 - 290. doi: 10.1007/BF01077684 


Biesta, G.   (2015) Het prachtige risico van onderwijs. Culemborg:  Uitgeverij Phronese 

Gregson, M. , Hillier, Y. , Biesta, G. , Duncan, S. , et al.   (2015) Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education.  Bloomsbury Publishing 

Biesta, G.   (2014) Den smukke risiko i uddannelse og paedagogik.. Aarhus, Denmark:  Klim 

Biesta, G.   (2014) Utdanningens vidunderlige risiko. Bergen, Norway:  Fagbokforlaget 

Biesta, GJJ.   (2014) The Beautiful Risk of Education.  Paradigm Pub 

Biesta, G.   (2013) Para além da aprendizagem: Educação democrática para um futuro humano. Belo Horizonte/Sao Paulo, Brazil:  Autêntica Editora 

Priestley, M.  and Biesta, G.   (2013) Reinventing the Curriculum New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice.  A&C Black 

Biesta, GJJ.   (2013) Demokratilæring i skole og samfund uddannelse, livslang læring og medborgerskabets politik.   

Biesta, G. , Bie, MD.  and Wildemeersch, D.   (2013) Civic Learning, Democratic Citizenship and the Public Sphere.  Springer Science & Business Media 

Biesta, GJJ. , Field, J. , Hodkinson, P. , MacLeod, FJ.  and Goodson, IF.   (2011) Improving learning through the lifecourse: Learning lives.  Routledge 

Biesta, G.   (2010) Good Education in an Age of Measurement Ethics, Politics, Democracy.  Paradigm Pub 

Goodson, IF. , Biesta, GJJ. , Tedder, M.  and Adair, N.   (2010) Narrative learning.   

Bingham, C.  and Biesta, G.   (2010) Jacques Ranciere: Education, truth, emancipation.  Continuum 

Katz, MS. , Verducci, S.  and Biesta, G.   (2009) Education, democracy, and the moral life.   

Ecclestone, K. , Biesta, G.  and Hughes, M.   (2009) Transitions and learning through the lifecourse.   

James, D. , Biesta, G. , Colley, H. , Davies, J. , et al.   (2007) Improving learning cultures in further education.   

Biesta, G.   (2006) Beyond Learning Democratic Education for a Human Future.  Paradigm Pub 

Book chapters

Biesta, G.  (2016)   'Democracy and education revisited: Dewey’s democratic deficit.', in Higgins, S. (ed.) John Dewey’s education and democracy: A British tribute.  Institute of Education Press pp. 149 - 169. 

Biesta, G.  and Stengel, B.  (2016)   'Thinking philosophically about teaching.', in Gittomer, DH.  and Bell, CA. (eds.) Handbook of research on teaching. Fifth edition.  American Educational Research Association pp. 7 - 68. Download publication 

Biesta, G.  (2015)   'How does a competent teacher become a good teacher? On judgement, wisdom and virtuosity in teaching and teacher education.', in Heilbronn, R.  and Foreman-Peck, L. (eds.) Philosophical perspectives on the future of teacher education.  Chichester, UK Wiley Blackwell pp. 3 - 22. Download publication 

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