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Jan Masschelein
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Jan Masschelein

Jan Masschelein is Professor of Philosophy of Education and director of the Laboratory for Education and Society at the university of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. His primary areas of scholarship are educational theory, critical theory and social philosophy. Currently his research concentrates on the public character of education and on ‘mapping’ and ‘walking’ as critical research practices. He is engaged with architects/artists in the development of experimental educational practices. Together with Maarten Simons he is the author of In Defence of the School. A Public Issue. (2013, Leuven, free downloadable: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/ecs/les) and: Jenseits der Exzellenz. Eine kleine Morphologie der Welt Universität. (2010, Berlin/Zürich: Diaphanes). Masschelein and Simons also co-edited the books The Learning Society from the Perspective of Governmentality (2007, Oxford: Blackwell) and Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy (2011, Oxford: Blackwell).