Dr Joe Oyler


Deputy Head of Department
Assistant Professor

School of Education
(01) 474 7282


I am an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Deputy Head of Department and Course Leader of the Professional Master of Education (Year 2) programme. I teach courses in Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education and Research Methods at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Research Interests

My teaching and research interests revolve around the use of discussion based, collaborative practices and philosophical content as ways of exploring the world and our place within it. My current research aims at developing a deeper understanding of how experienced facilitators engage students in inquiry dialogue.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 Joe Oyler (2023) '‘Publicness’ in pedagogical thinking' In: The New Publicness of Education: Democratic Possibilities After the Critique of Neo-Liberalism. New York, NY : Routledge. [Link] [DOI]
2017 Alina Reznitskaya, Ian A. G. Wilkinson, & Joseph Oyler (2017) 'Supporting Teacher's Spontaneous Use of Talk Moves During Inquiry Dialogue' In: Promoting Spontaneous Use of Learning and Reasoning Strategies. Oxford, UK : Routledge. [Link]
2016 Natalie M. Fletcher and Joseph M. Oyler (2016) 'Curating an Aesthetic Space for Inquiry' In: The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children. Oxford, UK : Routledge. [Link]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2019 Oyler J. (2019) 'Exploring teacher contributions to student argumentation quality' Studia Paedagogica, 24 (4) :173-198. [DOI]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2017 Wilkinson, IAG; Reznitskaya, A; Bourdage, K; Oyler, J; Glina, M; Drewry, R; Kim, MY; Nelson, K (2017) 'Toward a more dialogic pedagogy: changing teachers' beliefs and practices through professional development in language arts classrooms'. Language and Education, 31 :65-82. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Encyclopedia Entry

Year Publication
2016 Joseph Oyler (2016) The Lipman-Sharp Approach to Philosophy for Children. Singapore: [Encyclopedia Entry] [Link]


Year Publication
2015 Joseph Oyler (2015) Expert teacher contributions to argumentation quality during inquiry dialogue. USA: [Thesis] [Link]

Technical Publication

Year Publication
2012 Reznitskaya, A., Glina, M., & Oyler, J. (2012) Dialogic Inquiry Tool. Montclair, NJ, USA: [Technical Publication]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2024 Joe Oyler (2024) Positive Schools & Well-Being Congress Reclaiming the Self in a Digital World Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 30/05/2024-. [Link]
2024 Joe Oyler (2024) Symposium: The Publicness of Education - On the Past, Present and Future of an Ideal 'Publicness' in pedagogical thinking Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, . [Link]
2024 Joe Oyler (2024) Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organisation Assessing a P4C Session Online, . [Link]
2024 Joe Oyler (2024) Nordic Educational Research Association Existential Education & Socially Constituted Selves Malmo, .
2019 Oyler, J. (2019) Dialoguing Democracy Methodological Integrity - The role of Philosophy in educating for complex aims NUI Galway, .
2018 O’Donoghue, T., O’Doherty, T., Rickard, A., Oyler, J. & Hogan, P (2018) Annual meeting of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland The Irish educational experience in retrospect and prospect Dublin, .
2017 Nelson, K., & Oyler, J. (2017) XVIII Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children Inquiry Dialogue as an Tool for Critical Literacy Madrid, Spain, .
2016 Reznitskaya, A., Wilkinson, A. I. G., Oyler, J., Bourdage Reninger, K., & Sykes (2016) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Using the Argumentation Rating Tool to support teacher facilitation of inquiry dialogue in elementary language arts classrooms Washington, DC, .
2015 Reznitskaya, A., Oyler, J., & Glina, M. (2015) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association The Dialogic Inquiry Tool: Validation and Application in Elementary School Classrooms Chicago, IL, USA, .
2015 Oyler, J., & Taylor, J (2015) XVII Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children The Identity of the P4C facilitator: Who is she and who should she be? Vancouver, Canada, .
2015 Reznitskaya, A., Oyler, J., Wilkinson, I. A. G., & Glina, M. (2015) XVII Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children Argumentation Rating Tool: Assessing the Quality of Discussions in Elementary School Classrooms Vancouver, Canada, .
2014 Oyler, J. (2014) North American Association of Community of Inquiry Analyzing Teacher Facilitation of Inquiry Dialogue to Promote Argumentation Quality Quebec, Canada, .
2011 Oyler, J., & Reznitskaya, A. (2011) Philosophy Learning and Teaching Association Institute Examining Language Use in Dialogic Classrooms New York City, NY, USA, .
2011 Oyler, J. (2011) International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children Bi-Annual Conference Principled Pedagogy: Bridging Philosophy and Practice in Teaching Seoul, S. Korea, .
2011 Oyler, J (2011) Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association John Dewey and the Child as Philosopher Washington, DC, USA, .
2010 Oyler, J. (2010) American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Conference Pre-College Ethics Education Boston, MA, USA, .
2009 Oyler, J., Perry, A., & Rogers, J. (2009) Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Meeting Philosophy for Children and the Community of Inquiry: Ethical Education Through Dialogue and Inquiry Cincinnati, OH, USA, .
2008 Oyler, J. (2008) American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Conference Philosophical Inquiry as a Defense Against Memes Philadelphia, PA, USA, .
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
The International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC) Member -
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/04/2015 William A. Cuff Educator Award Montclair State University, College of Education and Human Services
01/04/2015 George D. Heiss Memorial Research Award Montclair State University, Department of Educational Foundations