CPD: Read to succeed: Professional development book club

EDLAB is looking to start a book group as part of our CPD offering.  This idea has been proposed by UCM lecturer and BoE Chair, Peter Vermeer who will also facilitate this activity.

We will start off by reading “Education in the Open Society – Karl Popper and Schooling” by Richard Bailey and discussing the relevance of this book for our (CCCS) educational philosophy.

“In the book it is argued that epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, must lie at the heart of every educational theory, whether it is explicit or not.”

This activity is open to all UM teaching staff who are eligible for CPD (with a minimum of 8 people required to go ahead). The format of how we will discuss the content will be on the agenda for the first meeting, so together we can decide how to shape the club and go forward.

“Popper’s fundamental insight was that knowledge grows, not through the buildup of certain information but through continual correction, alteration and rejection of earlier knowledge.”

You can register here for this activity.

And click here to find out more about the chosen book:

Education in the open society – Karl Popper and schooling
Routledge; 1 edition (November 7, 2019)
Author Richard Bailey
ISBN-13: 978-1138741393