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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).

Jennifer is an assoicate editor for the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory (Routledge) and a columnist for PESA AGORA

Completed Research Student Supervision

  • Muhalim (PhD, 2020). Religious Discourses in ELT In Indonesia: Lecturers' Ideological Becoming in Institutional Practices, makes a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge. Main Supervisor: Alex Kostogriz; Associate Supervisor: Jennifer Bleazby. 
  • 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

Award Date: 31 Dec 2007

Education, Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Dec 2003

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

Award Date: 31 Dec 2002

Research area keywords

  • Philosophy of education
  • John Dewey
  • Philosophy for children
  • Ethics education
  • Pragmatism
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Feminist epistemology
  • Moral education
  • Religion in schools
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Community of Inquiry
  • Values Education
  • Thinking curriculum
  • Teaching critical thinking skills
  • Emotions in thinking and education
  • Imagination in thinking and education
  • Civics education
  • Community service learning
  • Social Reconstructionism
  • Children's rights
  • Feminist political and ethical philosophy
  • Social education
  • Experiential learning


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