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Greg Seals

Senior Education Consultant
Rides Over Mountains, LLC

Greg Seals brings a strong background in philosophical studies to bear on the process of articulating, (re)conceptualizing, and resolving foundational issues facing schools. He designs his work, as is evident in his book Teachable Moments and the Science of Education (ISBN-13: 978-1-138-47995-1), to enhance doxastic voluntarism and to augment agentic autonomy of all involved in school life.

Subjects: Education, Philosophy

Biography

Greg Seals, after completing a 20-year tenure as a professor of Social Foundations of Education in which he constructed and taught courses such as Experimental Philosophy of Education, The Good Teacher, Multiethnic Approaches to Teaching, Philosophy and Children, and The Teacher and Curriculum Improvement, now serves as Senior Education Consultant with Rides Over Mountains, LLC, located in Hightstown, New Jersey, USA. Greg is also a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Educational Studies Association, and the Philosophy of Education Society and its southeastern regional affiliate. He brings a strong background in philosophical studies to bear on the process of articulating, (re)conceptualizing, and resolving foundational issues facing schools. He designs his work to enhance doxastic voluntarism and to augment agentic autonomy of all involved in school life. Specifically, his book, Teachable Moments and the Science of Education (ISBN-13: 978-1-138-47995-1), 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 the idea of ‘educational energy,’ Seals 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, the book also provides insights into changes in school practice and schooling policy consonant with an understanding of teaching as a science. Some other of his contributions to the field of Education may be found online at “Doxastic Freedom in Dewey’s School” (https://ojs.education.illinois.edu/index.php/pes/article/download/1966/672) and “Gender Anarchy as Social Justice” (https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1072408.pdf) Please contact Greg with comments, criticisms, questions, and/or praise at [email protected]

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Educational Energy, Teachable Moments, Theory of Teaching

Books

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