Dr Joanna Haynes
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Education Studies
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Together with Professor Jocey Quinn I coordinate the Posthumanism Reading Group and a programme of activities called Adventures in Posthumanism.
Director of Studies:
- Gillen Motherway's Deweyan Enquiry on Philosophy with Children in Irish Educate Together Schools
- Carrie Ansell's study on the relationships between Readers, Texts and Place
- Kevin Walker's study of Active Citizenship (EdD)
- Lan Fang Lui's comparative case study of philosophy with children in a UK and a Taiwanese primary school.
- Nadeem Al Abdulla's study of informal education in Iraqi cultural centres in London.
BA Education Studies
PhD University of Exeter
M.Ed University of Bristol
BA Hons Philosophy - University of Kent at Canterbury
PGCE Primary - Jordanhill College, Glasgow
Following undergraduate studies in Philosophy and a PGCE in primary teaching I began my work in education in 1976 working first as a classroom teacher in Glasgow and later as teacher of English as and Additional Language for Avon Education Authority. I was a Community Teacher at an inner city primary school and then took on the role of Advisory Teacher across East Bristol. I first became involved in initial teacher education and continuing professional development in the 1980s at Bristol University, University of West of England and Bath Spa University. I took up a full time post in teacher education in 1992 and transferred to Educational Studies in 1999. I joined Plymouth University in 2002. My role now involves research and academic leadership, postgraduate supervision and teaching.
I am an Associate of SAPERE (www.sapere.org.uk) and have worked independently as a consultant, giving presentations and leading courses on teaching critical thinking, philosophy with children and ethical dilemma training across all phases of education, including higher education, both in the UK and internationally.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
Member of ICPIC (International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children)
Member of SAPERE (Society for Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry In Education)
Member of British Education Studies Association
Roles on external bodies
Member of Editorial Board: Childhood and Philosophy, Journal of International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children
Member of Editorial Board: Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives
Member of Editorial Board: The Journal of Philosophy in Schools
Philosophical practices in education; equality and justice; democratic education; community and intra-generational learning; posthumanism, education and childhood; children's literature; educational research, practitioner enquiry and professional development.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner MA Theories of Childhood University of Cape Town. SA.
I have reviewed PhD proposals for University of Cape Town. I have examined doctoral theses at Plymouth University, Newcastle University, Exeter University, University of Wales, University of Queensland, Australia and University of Cape Town.
My practical and theoretical research is in philosophy in education and professional practice; democratic, community and intra-generational learning. I have a longstanding interest in teaching and researching controversial subjects and am currently involved in a collaborative project that explores 'dangerous knowledge' in higher education.
I am currently engaged in a PESGB funded project on teachers' perspectives on Philosophy for Children in a group of East London secondary and primary schools.
I am co-investigator on an international project Decolonising Early Childhood Discourses in Higher Education funded by the South African NRF. This project works with ideas in the fields of posthumanism and new materialism.
With colleagues Cath Gristy and Marie Lavelle at Plymouth University I am involved in a PEDRIO funded project 'A University for All Ages'. This project investigates how people on our campus experience age and the impact of age related bias.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Debating Matters Judge http://www.debatingmatters.com/people/joanna_haynes/