My research focuses on philosophy of education; teaching and dialogue; critical social and political theory; and technology and education.
My major current projects include work on ethical and policy issues concerning new technologies in education; virtual reality; collaboration; and dialogue and "third spaces."
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor, Coordinated Science Lab
Burbules, N. C. (2022). Promoting Critical Thinking in Anti-Critical Thinking Times: Lessons from COVID Discourse. Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 29(1), 5-10.
Farley, I. A., & Burbules, N. C. (2022). Online education viewed through an equity lens: Promoting engagement and success for all learners. Review of Education, 10(3), [e3367]. https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3367
Jackson, L., Davids, N., Thompson, W. C., Lussier, J., Burbules, N. C., Alston, K., Chatelier, S., Taganas, K. M. B., Mendoza, O. S., Cong, J. L., Frattura, A., & Webb, A. A. P. T. (Accepted/In press). Feeling like a philosopher of education: A collective response to Jackson’s ‘The smiling philosopher’. Educational Philosophy and Theory. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2022.2063719
Jackson, L., Alston, K., Bialystok, L., Blum, L., Burbules, N. C., Chinnery, A., Hansen, D. T., Hytten, K., Mayo, C., Norris, T., Stitzlein, S. M., Thompson, W. C., Waks, L., Peters, M. A., & Tesar, M. (2022). Philosophy of education in a new key: Snapshot 2020 from the United States and Canada. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54(8), 1130-1146. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2020.1821189
Burbules, N. C., Fan, G., & Repp, P. (2020). Five trends of education and technology in a sustainable future. Geography and Sustainability, 1(2), 93-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geosus.2020.05.001