The Spencer Foundation funded a two-day symposium (May 8-9, 2015) on the significance of study. The symposium brought together ten scholars from five countries in the fields of philosophy of education and curriculum studies to discuss the role of study in different forms and levels of education. The symposium focused on “study” as an educational concept and activity in its own right. What does it mean to study a text? A piece of music? A tree? How is studying any of these objects different from being taught about them, or learning something about them? What does the difficulty demanded by study mean for the one who studies and for the teacher? What mode of existence does study induce? What is the significance of study, not just for its educational outcome but as a human activity?
Symposium program now available!