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Teachable Moments and the Science of Education

1st Edition

By Greg Seals


202 pages

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This book develops a general theory of autonomous teaching by examining a mysterious educational idea: the teachable moment. By formulating an understanding of the teachable moment as predicated upon ‘educational energy,’ this book takes up John Dewey’s view of teaching to articulate a law-like, scientifically oriented pedagogical theory. By offering a testable hypothesis about effective teaching through an innovative reading of Dewey’s law, this book also provides insights into changes in school practice and schooling policy consonant with an understanding of teaching as a science.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Educational Scarcity

Chapter 1: Developing a Winning Strategy for the Battle at the Ampersand

Chapter 2: Expanding the Idea of ‘Teachable Moments’

Chapter 3: Focusing on Planned Teachable Moments

Chapter 4: Creating Educational Energy

Chapter 5: Interpreting Dewey’s Law

Chapter 6: Humanizing Dewey’s Law

Chapter 7: Making Sense of a Science of Teaching

Chapter 8: Teachers Win!

Chapter 9: A Well-Functioning Ethnographic Infrastructure

Chapter 10: Teacher Professionalism and Teacher Accountability

Chapter 11: Love, Intimacy, and Tenure

Chapter 12: Teachers’ Mythography

Conclusion: Educational Abundance

Gramsci’s Razor

Democracy without Ideology

Progressivism and Educational Policy and Practice

A Bread and Butter Issue for Teachers

The Future of Dewey’s Law


About the Author

Greg Seals is Senior Education Consultant with Rides Over Mountains, LLC in Hightstown, NJ, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Teacher Education

The Routledge Research in Teacher Education series presents the latest research on Teacher Education and also provides a forum to discuss the latest practices and challenges in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General