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Dr Patricia Hannam

Honorary Research Fellow



County Inspector/Adviser Religious Education, History & Philosophy. Hampshire County Council 


Biesta, G., & Hannam, P. (eds). (2021). Religion and Education: The forgotten dimensions of religious education. Leiden: Brill.

Hannam, P. (2018). Religious education and the Public Sphere. London: Routledge.

Hannam, P., & Echeverria. E. (2009). Philosophy with teenagers: Nurturing a moral imagination for the 21st Century. London: Continuum (Bloomsbury).

Recent Papers:

Hannam, P. (2021). Religious education syllabus development and the need for education theory. Journal of Religious Education. DOI: 10.1007/s40839-21-00154-6 

Hannam, P., & Panjwani, F. (2020). Religious education and the potential for mitigatnnng xenophobia. Journal of Religious Education. 68(3). 385-396.

Hannam, P., Biesta,G., Whittle,S., Aldridge. D. (2020). Religious literacy: a way forward for religious education? Journal of Beliefs and Values 41(2) 214-226.

Hannam, P., & Biesta, G. (2019). Religious education, a matter of understanding? Reflections on the final report of the Commission on Religious education. Journal of Beliefs and Values. 40(1). 55-63.

Biesta, G. & Hannam, P. (2019). The uninterrupted life is not worth living: On religious education and the public sphere. Zeitschrift fur Padagogik und Theology. 71(2).173-185.

Hannam, P. (2017). Teachers as gardeners: thinking, attentiveness and the child in the community of philosophical enquiry. Childhood and philosophy. 13(28). 605-614. 

Book Chapters

Hannam, P. (2020). What should religious education seek to achieve in the public sphere?. In G. Biesta & P. Hannam (eds). Religion and education, the forgotten dimensions of religious education. Leiden: Brill. pp. 124-136. 

Hannam, P., & Echeverria, E. (2016). The community of philosophical inquiry (P4): a pedagogical proposal for advancing democracy. in M. Rollins-Gregory, J. Haynes & K. Murris (eds). The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children. London: Routledge 

Hannam, P. (2012). P4C in religious education. in L. Lewis & N. Chandley (eds). Philosophy for Children through the secondary curriculum. London: Bloomsbury. 




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Research interests

Education in the public sphere. Teaching. History education. Religious education. 


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