Dr John Freeman-Moir
Doctor of Education (EdD) HarvardMaster of Arts (MA) Canterbury
Diploma of Teaching (Dip Tchg) Christchurch Teachers College
Faculty Office Phone: +64 364 2261
Internal Phone: 6261
John graduated from the University of Canterbury with undergraduate studies in education, psychology, and sociology and an MA in education, as well as with distinction in teaching studies from the former Christchurch Teachers College. As a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University he completed his doctorate in theoretical developmental psychology in the Laboratory of Human Development at the Graduate School of Education.
John teaches in the areas of human development theory and the philosophy, politics, and sociology of education. His research has focussed on the sociology and politics of education, and in the area of radical educational theory his work is well known nationally and internationally. He currently researches in the areas of utopian social and educational theory, and the philosophy of education.
John has held a wide-range of Departmental, Faculty and University-wide positions including Member of Academic Board (1992 - 2009), Joint Head of the School of Educational Studies (1992 – 1995), Chair of the Joint Board of Studies in Education (1995 – 2004), Chair of the University Teaching and Learning Committee (1999 – 2004), Dean of Undergraduate Studies (1998 – 2004), Deputy Chair of the Academic Administration Committee (1999 – 2004), Head of the School of Educational Studies and Human Development (2005-2006), and Dean of Education (2006-2009).
EDUC103 Social and Cultural Studies in Education
TEDU111 Social and Cultural Studies in Education
EDUC206 Studies in the Sociology of Education
EDUC339 Researching Globalisation, Social Justice and Education
EDUC414 Educational Philosophy and Policy
EDEM650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
Please see John's UC Research Profile for a full list of publications:
- Democratic theory and education
- Utopian social and educational theory