Associate Professor Gilbert Burgh

Associate Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
g.burgh@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56348

Overview

Gilbert teaches Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy and Education, Advanced Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy, and Introduction to Ethics. He is active in bringing the ideas and practices of philosophy to public forums and issues, including: philosophy in schools, philosophy cafes and public debates and since 1990 he has been promoting philosophy in schools. He was the founding president of the Queensland Association of Philosophy in Schools (1994-6), and president of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (2002-3).

Research Interests

  • Research areas
    Educational philosophy (philosophy functioning educationally); Ethics, and social and political philosophy, esp. democracy, citizenship, alternatives to electoral politics, democracy and education, and deliberative politics.
  • Current Research Projects
    John Dewey’s theory of democracy and education; Matthew Lipman’s practice of philosophy as the methodology of education; the philosophical development of ‘community of inquiry’ in educational discourse; collaborative inquiry-based teaching and learning through philosophy.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Thornton, Simone and Burgh, Gilbert (2019). Growing up with philosophy in Australia: philosophy as cultural discourse. Philosophical inquiry with children: the development of an inquiring society in Australia. (pp. 236-249) edited by Gilbert Burgh and Simone Thornton.Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429431821-22

  • Burgh, Gilbert and Thornton, Simone (2019). The philosophical classroom: an Australian story. Philosophical inquiry with children: the development of an inquiring society in Australia. (pp. 1-5) edited by Gilbert Burgh and Simone Thornton.Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429431821-1

  • Burgh,Gilbert, Thornton, Simone and Fynes-Clinton, Liz (2018). ‘Do not block the way of inquiry’: cultivating collective doubt through sustained deep reflective thinking. Parecidos de familia. Propuestas actuales en Filosofía para Niños [Family Resemblances: Current trends in philosophy for children]. (pp. 47-61) edited by Ellen Duthie, Félix García Moriyón and Rafael Robles Loro.Madrid: Anaya.

  • Burgh, Gilbert and Thornton, Simone (2017). From Harry to Philosophy Park: the development of philosophy for children resources in Australia. The Routledge international handbook of philosophy for children. (pp. 163-170) edited by Maughn Rollins Gregory, Joanna Haynes and Karin Murris.Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315726625

  • Thornton, Simone and Burgh, Gilbert (2017). Making peace education everyone’s business. Inclusion, diversity and intercultural dialogue in young people's philosophical inquiry. (pp. 55-65) edited by Ching-Ching Lin and Lavina Sequeira.Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi:10.1007/978-94-6351-065-3

  • Burgh, Gilbert (2017). Philosophy in Schools: An Australian perspective. History, Theory and Practices of Philosophy for Children: International Perspectives. (pp. 157-166) edited by Saeed Naji and Rosnani Hashim.London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315208732

  • Nichols, Kim, Burgh, Gilbert and Fynes-Clinton, Liz (2017). Reconstruction of thinking across the curriculum through the community of inquiry. The Routledge international handbook of philosophy for children. (pp. 245-252) edited by Maughn Rollins Gregory, Joanna Haynes and Karin Murris.Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315726625

  • Burgh, Gilbert (2014). Creative and lateral thinking: Edward de Bono. Encyclopedia of educational theory and philosophy. (pp. 187-189) edited by D. C. Phillips.Thousand Oakes, CA, United Sates: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781483346229.n86

  • Burgh, Gilbert (2010). Citizenship as a Learning Process: Democratic education without foundationalism. Asian-Arab Philosophical Dialogues on Globalization, Democracy and Human Rights. (pp. 59-69) edited by Darryl R.J. Mracer and Souria Saad-Zoy. Bangkok Thailand: UNESCO, Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Burgh, Gilbert (2008). P4C in Australia: Interview with Gilbert Burgh by Saeed Naji. Philosophical Inquiry for Children: Interviews with Some Leaders of Philosophy for Children throughout the World. (pp. x-x) edited by Saeed Naji.Tehran, Iran: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

  • Burgh, Gilbert (2007). Aesthetic Encounters of the Human Kind (Foreword). Gleaner or Gladiator: the struggle to create. (pp. 6-9) edited by Marshall, Lyne. Tallegalla, Queensland: Art Clique Projects.

  • Burgh, G. (2005). From Socrates to Lipman: Making Philosophy Relevant. Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children. (pp. 25-31) edited by Daniel Shepherd.Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

  • Burgh, G. (2003). Democratic Education: Aligning curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and school governance.. Philosophy, Democracy and Education. (pp. 101-120) edited by Philip Cam.Seoul, Korea: Korean National Commission for UNESCO.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Associate Professor Gilbert Burgh is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision