The Humanistic Perspectives research group at Oxford Brookes University draws together researchers who adopt a variety of humanistic methodologies (e.g. historical, philosophical, literary, anthropological, visual and artistic).

Our aims are to (1) advocate the value of humanistic research within wider educational and societal debates; and (2) explore together and contribute to the development of humanistic research methodologies in the School of Education.

Group members are working on a number of projects, including:

– remembrance in schools;

– youth aspirations in the UK and US;

– fatherhood in children’s books;

– class and ability in educational policy;

– moral education and citizenship, historical and philosophical perspectives

– learning with artists and art and design education policy