Book Launch: Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education

24 April 2018

Dr. Sam Broadhead, Head of Research, will be launching her new book ‘Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education’ at Leeds Arts University

Co-authored with Dr. Margaret Gregson, Professor of Vocational Education at the University of Sunderland, the book explores the development of practical wisdom, or phronesis, within the stories of four mature students studying for degrees in art & design. 

The text builds on the work of Basil Bernstein to propose that phronesis, the ability to deliberate well, should be an intrinsic part of democratic education. The authors argue that democratic education should allow all learners to feel enhanced, included and able to participate in their education to create a constructive and reciprocal dialogue. Find out more here.

Launch Event: Tuesday 24 April 5-7pm
There will be a talk by the authors, and books will be available for purchase.
Free entry. Refreshments will be served.


  • 24 April 2018
  • The Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University, LS2 8PH (Get Directions)