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Personal profile


Jennifer Bleazby has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia since 2010 (including two, 12 month periods of maternity leave in 2013-2014; 2016-2017). Prior to taking up her position at Monash University, she worked as a philosophy, history, humanities and media studies teacher in both government and independent secondary schools. In 2007, she completed a PhD in the School of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. Her main areas of research are philosophy of education; philosophy for children; ethics and religion in schools; children's rights; curriculum theory; feminist philosophy; and pragmatism, especially the philosophy of John Dewey. She is the author of the book, Social Reconstruction Learning: Dualism, Dewey and Philosophy in Schools (2013, Routledge), as well as co-editor of J. Quay, J. Bleazby, S. A. Stolz, M. Toscano, & R. S. Webster's, Using Theory and Philosophy in Education Research: Methodological dialogues (2018, Routledge).


Completed Research Student Supervision

  • Brian Jeganathan (PhD, 2019). Cultural Worker as "Horizontal Intellectual" in a miliatrized postcolonial site: Jacques Ranciere's "equality of intelligence" as an unconditional prerequesite. Main Supervsior: Jennifer Bleazby; Associate Supervisor: Mary Lou Rasmussen. 
  • Joy Whitton (PhD, 2016). Fostering Imagination in Higher Education Teaching and Learning: Making Connections. Main Supervisor: Jennifer Bleazby; Associate Supervisor: Anne Harris.
  • Be Beng Toh (PhD, 2016). The Influence of Post-Secondary Student's Internet Technology Use on their Epistemological Beliefs, Conceptions of, and Approaches to, Learning. Main Supervisor: Nicola Johnson; Assoicate Supervisor: Jennifer Bleazby.
  • Anthony Tarranto (Masters, 2013). How do Heads of House in an Independnet Secondary School Evaluate and Understand Pastoral Care? Main Supervisor: Jennifer Bleazby.

Monash teaching commitment





Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, University of New South Wales

Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne

Philosophy/Film, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), La Trobe University

Research area keywords

  • Philosophy of education
  • John Dewey
  • Philosophy for children
  • Ethics and religion in schools
  • Pragmatism
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Feminist philosophy

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Research Output


Bleazby, J., 2019, A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy. Oppy, G. (ed.). 1st ed. Hoboken NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, p. 383-395 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

In community with Ann Margaret Sharp: childhood, philosophy and education

Bleazby, J., 2019, In : Educational Philosophy and Theory. 51, 14, p. 1541-1542 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOtherpeer-review

Philosophy for children goes to university

Bleazby, J. & Slade, C., 2019, Philosophical Inquiry with Children: The Development of an Inquiring Society in Australia. Burgh, G. & Thornton, S. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 215-232 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

John Dewey

Bleazby, J. B., 2018, The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy of Religion. Taliaferro, C. & Goetz, S. (eds.). Australia: Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review


Australian Postgraduate Award - The University of New South Wales

Jennifer Bleazby (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

The Educational Philosophy of John Dewey

Jennifer Bleazby


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Philosophy of Education with Dr Jennifer Bleazby

Jennifer Bleazby


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Know the curriculum and research your career: preparing for Year 12

Jennifer Bleazby


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Scraping through uni studies just won't cut it

Jennifer Bleazby


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature