Craft as a Liberal Education

  • R. T. Allen Loughborough College of Education


In what is called Philosophy of Education, craft, along with other practical activities, comes off badly, if it is ever discussed at all, because of two facts: those who practise Philosophy of Education have had a primarily academic education and so think in terms of what they have experienced, as well as believing that their specialized pursuits and interests (intellectual enquiry) are the principal or only forms of human excellence; and the dominance of the accounts of education of Professors Peters and Hirst which equate it with intellectual development and thus with academic schooling.

How to Cite
ALLEN, R. T.. Craft as a Liberal Education. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, aug. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 june 2023.