Conference 2013

Learning To Be Human

John Macmurray on Education

Here, I believe, is the greatest threat to education in our own society. We are becoming more and more technically minded: gradually we are falling victims to the illusion that all problems can be solved by proper organisation: that when we fail it is because we are doing the job in the wrong way, and that all that is needed is the ‘know-how’. To think thus in education is to pervert education. It is not an engineering job. It is personal and human.
‘Learning to be Human’, Moray House Education College public lecture, 1958

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Saturday 5th October 2013

The Friends’ Meeting House
43 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LW Click for directions

Main address:
‘John Macmurray and Schools as Households’
by Professor Julian Stern, Dean, Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University.

Afternoon Session:
Three commentaries by members of the Fellowship on articles from the Special Issue of the Oxford Review of Education Vol. 38 Issue 6, ‘Learning to be human: the educational legacy of John Macmurray’

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