Professor Peter Roberts - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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Professor Peter Roberts

Professor Peter RobertsPosition

Professor

Qualifications

MA (Auck.)
DPhil (Waik.)

Room

Wheki 324a

Contact Details

Phone: + 64 3 369 4092 ext: 94092
Email: peter.roberts@canterbury.ac.nz

Background

Peter took up his current appointment in April 2008, having previously worked for thirteen years at the University of Auckland (1995-2008) and seven years at the University of Waikato (1988-1994). His teaching and research interests are in philosophy of education and educational policy studies. He is the Director of the Educational Theory, Policy and Practice Research Hub at the University of Canterbury and Immediate Past President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. In 2010 he was a Canterbury Fellow at the University of Oxford, and in 2012 he was an inaugural Rutherford Visiting Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Courses

EDUC103 Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education
EDUC205 Critical Issues in Adult Learning
EDUC206 Studies in the Sociology of Education
EDUC339 Globalization, Social Justice and Education
EDEM647/EDUC417 Education, Globalisation and Development
EDEM650/EDUC414 Educational Philosophy and Policy

Research Interests

Please see Peter's UC Research Profile for a full list of publications.

Peter’s primary areas of scholarship are philosophy of education and educational policy studies.  His research interests include the ethics and politics of education, literature and education, the pedagogy of Paulo Freire, and tertiary education policy.

Educational Theory, Policy and Practice Research Hub