Book Launch & Public Lecture

Everyone is invited to my book launch and public lecture (by Ronald Barnett) at Flinders University Victoria Square on Friday July 6.

9783319715155 (3)BOOK LAUNCH

Heidegger and the Lived Experience of Being a University Educator (Palgrave Education, 2018)

To be launched by Ronald Barnett (Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London, UK), and David Giles (Professor of Educational Leadership, Flinders University)

MC: Dr Michael Bell (Flinders University)

Friday 6 July, 6pm – 7.30pm
Level 1, Room 1
Flinders University Victoria Square
182 Victoria Square, Adelaide


Presented by Flinders University and The Philosophy Exchange.

To coincide with my book launch, I will be co-presenting (with Flinders University and The Philosophy Exchange) a public lecture by Emeritus Professor Ronald Barnett (UK), an internationally renowned higher education scholar.

In his lecture, Ronald Barnett will discuss how universities can educate for ecological leadership.



All who are interested in the university can benefit from this admirable text.” – Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London, UK

A highly useful and deeply touching account of how real conversation can contribute to the development of genuine professional relations.”  – Nel Noddings, Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, USA

Both challenging and affirming, and it offers insights for university educators, administrators, youth workers, and students of philosophy alike.”  – Ben Anderson-Nathe, Portland State University, USA

This book offers a timely and valuable contribution to scholarly understandings of what it means to teach in a university.” – Andrea R. English, Chancellor’s Fellow in Philosophy of Education, University of Edinburgh, SCT

Spier’s approach, which sets out to interpret lecturers’ experiential stories, enables him to draw unique connections between teaching approaches and teachers’ lives’ narratives.” – Joëlle Fanghanel, Professor of Higher Education, University of West London, UK

“I will be recommending this short and entertaining book to my students and colleagues.” – Paul Gibbs, Professor of Education, University of Middlesex, UK

Spier contributes to a growing literature that provides new ways to understand teaching as a fundamental commitment to the being of others.” – Steven Hodge, Griffith University, AU

“I highly recommend Joshua Spier’s book to teachers who want to draw their students into genuine conversational relations with each other and the subjects they teach.” – Max van Manen, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada

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