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Jennifer Bleazby has worked in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia since 2010. Prior to taking up her position at Monash University, she was a philosophy, history, humanities and media studies teacher in government and independent secondary schools. She is currently leading two research projects: one on ethics and climate change education, funded by the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and the second on religious education in public schools, funded by the Rationalist Society of Australia. Her research has explored the following areas: philosophy of education; philosophy for children; curriculum theory; ethics/moral education; religion in public schools; indoctrination; teaching controversial issues; environmental education; feminist philosophy, especially feminist epistemology and ecofeminism; 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 associate editor for the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory (Routledge) and a columnist for PESA AGORA. She was a long-standing member of the Monash University Human Ethics Committee 2014-2021, and has served on the executive committees of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (2018-2019) and the Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools (2010-2011).

Monash teaching commitment

I have coordinated the following Monash units:

EDF5177: Social Education

EDF5664: Learning through Particiaption

EDF5621: Challenging Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

EDF5018: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

EDF4510: Connecting the Curriculum

EDF5164: Media Education

EDF2004: Curriculum Inquiry

ATS4869: Philosophical Pedagogy 


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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