Dr David Webster

Dr David Webster, BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD.                   Contact: dwebster@glos.ac.uks2101075_dave-webster-hum_medium-1

Dave is the University of Gloucestershire’s Head of Learning & Teaching Innovation, and also contributes to the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course.

DSC_0754Dr Webster has worked for various Universities, and has studied Philosophy, Hinduism and Buddhist thought at Sunderland Polytechnic (and later when it was a University) and at Newcastle University. In addition to scholarly works on Buddhism and desire, the nature of belief, and other topics in Buddhist studies and the Philosophy of Religion, David has also written about the blues, and death in religions.

Dave has a blog about learning and teaching at http://davewebster.org/  He was also named by JISC as  one of the ’50 Most Influential HE Professionals Using Social Media’, and has blogged for them about Social Media in relation to the RPE course. You can also read some of his non-philosophy, slightly more personal, writing here: Getting High in the Low Countries.

He  published Dispirited with Zero Books (2012), and maintains the RPE blog and the Facebook group (which is open to all). He also runs the dpihttps://philosvids.wordpress.com site which consists of video interviews related to the study of philosophy, religious ideas, and ethics. This makes for quite a broad blend of content!

Dave is also involved in the TAROSA (teachings across religions of south Asia) project, and has a strong interest in e-learning, as well as broader concerns about learning and teaching in Higher Education. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Dr Webster talking about some of the modules he teaches. The Course Map has details..

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Dr Webster featured in the recent Faith exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral by artist Russell Haines

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