The Enquiring Classroom

Conceptual and Pedagogical Framework

To read about our project objectives, motivations, and research methodologies please download our Conceptual and Pedagogical Framework document.  

The principles and pedagogical practices informing this conceptual framework are further elaborated in the project handbook. Here we provide the conceptual and theoretical commitments informing The Enquiring Classroom project and indicate how these have shaped the nature of the pedagogical and reflective exercises proposed in the handbook. 


The Enquiring Classroom has been undertaken in collaboration with teachers and other educators all over Europe. Its clear philosophy of education rearticulates the relationship between values, democracy and education, and refuses to equate the democratic process with the ‘will of the people’ or the ‘rule of the majority’. The conceptual framework and philosophical approach that motivate the pedagogical exercises and propositions outlined in the handbook situates this endeavour within the educational tradition and the ‘natural history of humankind’; that is, it contextualises in both time and space our relationship to education. 

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This Erasmus+ project has been a collaboration between 4 partners organisations across 3 countries. To find out more about each organisation please click below. 

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Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme. The website reflects the views only of the authors and the commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained within.

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PROJECT FRAMEWORK

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The Enquiring Classroom  Erasmus + Conceptual Framework Document