John Quay is an associate professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Th e University of Melbourne, Australia. His research and teaching draw insights from philosophy of education to inform educational practice in areas including but not limited to outdoor education, physical education and environmental education. His books include Education, Experience and Existence: Engaging Dewey, Peirce and Heidegger (New Directions in Philosophy of Education series, Routledge); and Understanding Life in School: From Academic Classroom to Outdoor Education (Palgrave Macmillan). With Jayson Seaman he has published John Dewey and Education Outdoors: Making Sense of the ‘Educational Situation’ Through More Than a Century of Progressive Reforms (Sense Publishers). With Jennifer Bleazby, Maurizio Toscano, Steven Stolz and Scott Webster he has edited Theory and Philosophy in Education Research: Methodological Dialogues. John’s recent research has involved collaborations
with Robert Brown, Marnee Watkins and Jennifer Andersen conducting empirical investigations designed to support practice improvements among organisations engaging with schools.