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I have a broad range of interests, taking in the areas of: (i) humanistic and literary perspectives on education, (ii) educational enhancement, artificial intelligence and neuroscience and (iii) moral and religious education.  Although diverse, my work in these areas draws commonly on the resources of phenomenology and hermeneutics and the account of human experience and meaning that these philosophies provide.

Co-Editor, British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) (with Gert Biesta, Ourania Filippakou and Emma Wainwright)

Assistant Editor, Journal of Philosophy of Education

I am Co-Editor, with Dr Andrew Green, of the Routledge Book Series: Literature and Education

I currently serve on the editorial boards of:

  • Educational Theory
  • British Journal of Religious Education
  • Journal of Beliefs and Values
  • Springer Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

I am Co-Convenor of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Theory Network (with Gert Biesta and Ourania Filippakou)

I am an elected member of the Executive Board of the Association for Moral Education, and Chair of the AME Membership Committee


I lead the 'Pedagogy and Professional Practice' pathway of the MA in Education.

I supervise research students in CBASS Department of Education and am a member of the Educational Doctorate (EdD) teaching and supervision team.

Newest selected publications

Aldridge, D. (2019) 'Cheating Education and the Insertion of Knowledge'. Educational Theory, 68 (6). pp. 609 - 624. ISSN: 0013-2004 Open Access Link

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Biesta, G., Filippakou, O., Wainwright, E. and Aldridge, D. (2019) 'Why educational research should not just solve problems, but should cause them as well'. British Educational Research Journal, 45 (1). pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0141-1926 Open Access Link

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Aldridge, D. (2018) 'Reading, Engagement and Higher Education'. Higher Education Research and Development, 38 (1). pp. 38 - 50. ISSN: 0729-4360 Open Access Link

Journal article

Aldridge, D. (2018) 'Religious Education's Double Hermeneutic'. British Journal of Religious Education, 40 (3). pp. 245 - 256. ISSN: 0141-6200 Open Access Link

Journal article

Aldridge, D., Biesta, G., Filippakou, O. and Wainwright, E. (2018) 'Why the nature of educational research should remain contested: A statement from the new editors of the British Educational Research Journal'. British Educational Research Journal, 44 (1). pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0141-1926 Open Access Link

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