David Aspin

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David Aspin is Emeritus Professor of Education, School of Graduate Studies, and formerly Dean of the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Prior to this he was Professor of Philosophy of Education at King's College London and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy of Education in the Institute of Education, both in the University of London. With Judith Chapman he co-authored the publication The School, the Community and Lifelong Learning (London: Cassell 1997) and, with Judith Chapman, Michael Hatton and Yukiko Sawano, was co-editor of the International Handbook on Lifelong Learning (Dordrecht: Kluwer 2001). In 1999 he was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the International Studies Center of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Como, Italy; in 2004 he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Education at Nottingham University and from 2007 - 2012 was elected a Visiting Fellow at St Edmund's College Cambridge. He had previously been Visiting Professor of four universities in South Africa. In 2006 he was editor of two volumes in the Springer Press "Lifelong Learning" series - Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning, and (with Judith Chapman)Values Education and Lifelong Learning. In 2011 he was senior Editor (with Judith Chapman, Karen Evans and Richard Bagnall) of the Second International Handbook on Lifelong Learning, published by Springer Press (Dordrecht). In 2013 he edited a special Issue of the Journal Educational Philosophy and Theory on the history and character of recent changes in philosophy of educationHis current research centres on lifelong learning, principally its epistemological, mental and methodological aspects; and on values and Values Education, principally their normative conclusions and meta-ethical aspects.