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Professor of Educational Theory and Policy, University of Luxembourg


Biesta, G.J.J. (2012). Giving teaching back to education. Phenomenology and Practice 6(2), 35-49.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2013). Interrupting the politics of learning. Power and Education 5(1), 4-15.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2011). The ignorant citizen: Mouffe, Rancière, and the subject of democratic education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30(2), 141-153.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2010). Why ‘what works’ still won’t work. From evidence-based education to value-based education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 29(5), 491-503.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2010). Learner, student, speaker. Why it matters how we call those we teach. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42(4), 540-552.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2010). How to exist politically and learn from it: Hannah Arendt and the problem of democratic education. Teachers College Record 112(2), 558-577.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2010). A new ‘logic’ of emancipation: The methodology of Jacques Ranciere. Educational Theory 60(1), 39-59.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2009). Good education in an age of measurement: On the need to reconnect with the question of purpose in education. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability 21(1), 33-46

Osberg, D.C., Biesta, G.J.J. & Cilliers, P. (2008). From representation to emergence: Complexity’s challenge to the epistemology of schooling. Educational Philosophy and Theory 40(1), 213-227.


Biesta, G.J.J. (2007). Why ‘what works’ won’t work. Evidence-based practice and the democratic deficit of educational research. Educational Theory 57(1), 1-22.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2006). What’s the point of lifelong learning if lifelong learning has no point? On the democratic deficit of policies for lifelong learning. European Educational Research Journal 5(3-4), 169-180.

Biesta, G.J.J. & Lawy, R.S. (2006). From teaching citizenship to learning democracy. Overcoming individualism in research, policy and practice. Cambridge Journal of Education 36(1), 63-79.

Biesta, G.J.J. (2005). Against learning. Reclaiming a language for education in an age of learning. [Reprint for 25th Anniversary Issue of Nordisk Pedagogik. Selected as one of the three most significant articles in the 25-year history of the journal.] Nordisk Pedagogik 25(1), 54-66.

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