My aim for education is to support the well-being and development of a good life for all our students.
I am mainly interested in exploring the relationship between people’s well-being, the philosophical notion of the art of living and educational theory and practice. By drawing on philosophy as well as positive psychology, I believe that relevant insights can be gained for the role of education for students’ (and teachers’) well-being and development of a good and beautiful life. Over the last years, I have also explored the role Philosophy for Children, and especially the Community of Philosophical Inquiry as a pedagogical tool, can have to support the development of skills and knowledge that are relevant for each student’s own art of living. Seeing each person as a unique and individual human being, acknowledgement of students’ diversity is a key aspect for my understanding of inclusion in education and guides my research endeavors in this area.
- Teschers C. (2018) Education towards a new modernity. Educational Philosophy and Theory 50.
- D'Olimpio L. and Teschers C. (2017) Playing with philosophy: Gestures, life-performance, P4C and an art of living. Educational Philosophy and Theory 49(13): 1257-1266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2017.1294974.
- Harris S. (2017) Editorial: Aims and ends in education. Knowledge Cultures 5(6): 11-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.22381/KC5620171.
- Teschers C. (2017) A beautiful life as an end of education. Knowledge Cultures 5(6): 62-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.22381/KC5620175.
- Teschers C. (2017) Insights from an Editor’s Journey: An interview with Gert Biesta. Educational Philosophy and Theory 49(2): 141-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2015.1069032.