David Lewin

Dr

  • United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Philosophy of Education (continental philosophy: Heidegger, Ricoeur); Religion and education (secular and postsecular); Theoretical and philosophical considerations of modern technology; Alternative Education (particularly Krishnamurti schools); Ethical theory and education. Science and Religion (relations in education)

20062020

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Strathclyde University. With a background in Theology and Religious Studies, as well as a brief but significant career in Computer Science, my work engages with topics at the intersections between philosophy of education, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of technology. My current research focuses on notions of didactical and pedagogical representation and reduction. I co-lead the ‘Experiments in Educational Theory’ research group based at the University of Strathclyde (www.exet.org).

I teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the School of Education. I am the Course Leader for Joint Honours Education, and students on that programme are welcome to contact me at any time by email. My office is also on the 2nd floor of Lord Hope and students are also welcome to come along to talk with me (best to make an appointment in case I am out).

Research Interests

David has published numerous articles and chapters on such interdisciplinary notions as ‘Silence and Attention’, ‘The Pharmacological nature of Educational Technology,’ and ‘Post-secularism’ as well as on figures such as Meister Eckhart, Martin Heidegger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Paul Ricoeur. David is the sole author of two books: Technology and the Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and Educational Philosophy for a Post-secular Age (Routledge, 2016). David’s current research focuses on notions of didactical and pedagogical representation and reduction. He co-leads the ‘Experiments in Educational Theory’ research group based at the University of Strathclyde (www.exet.org).

  • Review work (Journals):
    • Reviewer for British Educational Research Association, Philosophy of Education Special Interest Group
    • Reviewer for The Journal of the Philosophy of Education
    • Reviewer for Educational Philosophy and Theory
    • Reviewer for Journal of Education and Christian Belief
    • Reviewer for Angelaki: The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
    • Book Review Editor for Medieval Mystical Theology: The Journal of the Eckhart Society
  • Review work (books):
    • Routledge (Philosophy of Technology)
    • Routledge (Philosophy of Education)

 

Expertise & Capabilities

My primary expertise is in conceptual and philosophical research. As part of my work, I supervise a number of Masters and PhD students in different fields of conceptual research. Those fields include for example:

  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Religion and Education
  • Philosophy and Education
  • Spirituality and Mysticism
  • Comparative religious traditions
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Conceptual issues in the use of technology in education
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Paul Ricoeur

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Dec 2006

External positions

External Examiner (MA Philosophy of Education), University College London, Institute of Education

1 Sep 201930 Sep 2022

PhD Examiner, University of Stirling

12 Oct 2017 → …

External Examiner (PhD), University of Stirling

2016

External Examiner (PhD), University College London, Institute of Education

2015

External Examiner (Education Tripos), University of Cambridge

20122016

Keywords

  • philosophy
  • Religions and Spiritualities
  • Technology, Education, M-Learning
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Secularisation
  • Postsecular
  • Alternative education
  • Ethical theory

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