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Darren Garside

  • M Teach
  • Senior Lecturer in Education Studies
  • Bath Spa University
  • 16PublicationsNumber of items in Darren's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5ReadersNumber of instances of Darren's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.

Research interests

Philosophy for Children (P4C) Philosophy of education Foucault Hannah Arendt Professional judgement


Started teaching career in English Primary schools in my late twenties. Journeyed into Initial Teacher Education (PGCE English) before developing specialised interest in Education Studies. I still act as personal tutor to Bath Spa Teachers and teach across the BSU Education Studies programme. My doctoral thesis is located in the philosophy of education and examines the concept of `educational judgement' in the context of P4C. The methodology is informed by Foucault's genealogy.

Co-authors (1)

  • Cecelia Osborn
  • graham downes
  • Leah Pitman
  • Marcus Witt
  • Vickery Anitra
  • Hilary Smith

Recent publications

  • Pedagogical Judgement

    • Garside D
  • The Undergraduate Education Studies Dissertation: Philosophical Reflections upon Tacit Empiricism in Textbook Guidance and the Latent Capacity of Argumentation

    • Gibson H
    • Garside D
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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Bath Spa University

September 2007 - Present



University of Bath

April 2008 - Present

Masters of Teaching

Bath Spa University

May 2004 - July 2007(3 years)