John Foster

Associate Lecturer

Current Teaching

Since 2004 I have worked as a freelance, developing and running the Philosophy Department's Schools Outreach Programme, which introduces philosophy topics to school students from Year 6 to Year 11 and supports AS/A2 teaching in Sixth Forms. I have continued this work within PPR, extending the programme to include outreach work based on the other disciplines within the combined department. For details of the outreach programme, click here.

I am a member of the British Philosophical Association's A-level teaching panel, and have conducted a study funded by the Higher Education Academy looking at the involvement of undergraduates in outreach philosophy work.

I do some undergraduate teaching for the Department, currently including first year Philosophy seminars, third-year dissertation supervision and convening the interdisciplinary third-year module PPR in Education, for which students undertake and write a reflective report on a term-long school or college placement.

Higher Education Outreach: Examining Key Challenges for Academics
Johnson, M., Danvers, E., Hinton-Smith, T., Atkinson, K., Bowden, G., Foster, J., Garner, K., Garrud, P., Greaves, S., Harris, P., Hejmadi, M., Hill, D., Hughes, G., Jackson, L., O’Sullivan, A., ÓTuama, S., Perez Brown, P., Philipson, P., Ravenscroft, S., Rhys, M., Ritchie, T., Talbot, J., Walker, D., Watson, J., Williams, M., Williams, S. 2/10/2019 In: British Journal of Educational Studies. 67, 4, p. 469-491. 23 p.
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Association for Academic Outreach Evidence Submission to the UPP Foundation Civic University Commission 2018
Association for Academic Outreach, Talbot, J., Awesti, A., Bowden, G., Danvers, E., Foster, J.M., Hejmadi , M., Hinton-Smith , T., Lazarus, J., Melhuish , C., Moffat, L.R., O’Tuama, S., Walker, D., Watson, J., Williams, S., Harris, N. 31/07/2018
Other contribution

Post-Sustainability: Tragedy and Transformation
Foster, J.M. 21/11/2017 London : Routledge. 196 p. ISBN: 9781138296497.

Caring for the future?: a response to Rupert Read
Foster, J.M. 05/2017 In: Global Discourse. 7, 1, p. 168-170. 3 p.
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On letting go
Foster, J.M. 05/2017 In: Global Discourse. 7, 1, p. 171-187. 17 p.
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Hope after sustainability?: tragedy and transformation
Foster, J.M. 24/04/2017 In: Global Discourse. 7, 1, 9 p.

After sustainability: denial, hope, retrieval
Foster, J. 2015 London : Earthscan from Routledge. 230 p. ISBN: 9780415706391.

Sustainability and the learning virtues
Foster, J. 06/2011 In: Journal of Curriculum Studies. 43, 3, p. 383-402. 19 p.
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The Sustainability Mirage: Illusion and reality in the coming war on climate change
Foster, J. 2008 London : Earthscan. ISBN: 9781844075355 .

Making sense of stewardship: metaphorical thinking and the environment.
Foster, J. 02/2005 In: Environmental Education Research. 11, 1, p. 25-36. 12 p.
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Options, sustainability policy and the spontaneous order.
Foster, J. 02/2005 In: Environmental Education Research. 11, 1, p. 115-135. 21 p.
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Learning, natural capital and sustainable development : options for an uncertain world.
Foster, J., Gough, S. 2005 London : Routledge. 138 p. ISBN: 041536020X.

Sustainablility and the implicit curriculum.
Foster, J. 2003 In: Key issues in sustainable development and learning: a critical review. London : Routledge p. 111-112. 2 p. ISBN: 0415276497.

Sustainability, Higher Education and the Learning Society.
Foster, J. 02/2002 In: Environmental Education Research. 8, 1, p. 35-41. 7 p.
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Review of 'Criticism and the environmental crisis'.
Foster, J. 11/2001 In: Environmental Values. 10, 4, p. 541-546. 6 p.
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Contribution to mini-symposium.
Bowers, C., Foster, J., Jickling, B. 05/2001 In: Environmental Education Research. 7, 2, p. 183-184. 2 p.
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Education as sustainability.
Foster, J. 05/2001 In: Environmental Education Research. 7, 2, p. 153-165. 13 p.
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What price interdisciplinarity?: crossing the curriculum in environmental higher education
Foster, J. 11/1999 In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 23, 3, p. 358-366. 9 p.
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Valuing nature? : ethics, economics and the environment.
Foster, J. 1997 London : Routledge. 273 p. ISBN: 0415148758.

Beyond costs and benefits: weighing environmental goods.
Foster, J. 1994 In: Analyse and Kritik. 2/94, p. 133-149. 17 p.
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