Frances Ferguson F'10

Frances  Ferguson
Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor
University of Chicago

ACLS Fellowship Program 2010
Johns Hopkins University
Designing Education in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

“Designing Education” focuses on the ways in which writers from Locke and Rousseau through Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Maria and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, and Bentham designed education so as to present learning as a matter of selecting from an array of choices. They developed educational tools that aimed to make good choices perspicuous and attended closely to how social groupings might forward education by making students’ work observable.