Dr Sarah Davey Chesters

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


In 2012 Dr Davey Chesters published a book based on her research entitled The Socratic Classroom: Reflective Thinking through Collaborative Inquiry (Sense Publishers) and in 2013 co-authored classroom resource Philosophical and Ethical Inquiry in the Middle Years and Beyond (Australian Curriculum Studies of Australia, with Lynne Hinton, Liz Fynes-Clinton and Rosie Scholl). She has presented her work in a number of global forums including as a key note speaker at the Plato Conference in New Orleans, USA and as an invited presenter at the Creative Engagements conference, Oxford University, UK.

Research Interests

  • Comparisons between various models of dialogue
  • Development of multi-dimensional thinking
  • Cultivation and practice of kindness in education


  • Bachelor of Contemporary Studies, The University of Queensland


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