Assistant Professor (Faculty of Education)
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Illinois)
Specialization: Philosophy of Education
Office: A318, McArthur Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (613) 533.6000 ext. 78395
James Scott Johnston completed his Master’s degree and his Ph.D. in Education and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois. Professor Johnston’s research foci stem from his strong interest in the philosophy of education. His current research interests are the philosophy of education; history of educational ideas, pragmatism and educational theory (John Dewey); pragmatism and continental philosophy in conversation, and modes of inquiry in ethics, aesthetics, science, and political theory. Dr. Johnston has recently written two books, Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy, and Regaining Consciousness: Self-Consciousness and Self-Cultivation from 1781-Present, and has another book, Deweyan Inquiry: from Educational Theory to Practice, coming out next year (2009). He has also recently published journal articles in Educational Studies, Educational Theory, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Studies in the Philosophy of Education, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education.