Students and colleagues have often asked me for a brief introduction to what we mean by ‘posthumanism’, and the implications this body of thought has for education. So I was pleased when Anne Rohstock got in touch to ask if I could publish something in the new online journal on_education, for a special issue on post- and transhumanism in education.

The article tries to give a useful overview of the various areas of work which can be grouped under the term ‘posthumanism’: in the article I classify these as critical posthumanism, technological posthumanism and ecological posthumanism, and try to suggest why these ideas are important to the way we think about education. I hope the article is a useful navigation device for educational researchers and practitioners who are new to this area of thought.

Posthumanism: a navigation aid for educators, on_education, issue no.2, September 2018