In an attempt to more adequately understand the nature of inquiry, one eventually – and quite necessarily – runs into questions of philosophic purpose. Fortunately enough for us, educational theory isn’t terribly shy in this regard. Economic utility, building a peaceful and pluralistic society, and honouring students’ nascent potential all have staked their claim to our loyalties as an appropriate raison d’etre for the myriad educational interventions we package, sell and ultimately make into the lives of students. What’s more,…