EDUCATION, TEACHING, HIGHER EDUCATION PEDAGOGY
Greenberg, N (2021) Art & Organism: Canonical Content Meets Personal Meaning. in; Proceedings of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, Jerusalem, Israel (virtual conference)
Greenberg, N. (in press 2021) Ethologically Informed Design and DEEP Ethology in Theory and Practice. In: Health and Welfare of Captive Reptiles, 2nd Edition. C. Warwick, P.C. Arena, G.M. Burghardt (Editors) Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Greenberg, N. and K. Greenberg (2020) Personal and Shared Meaning in the Phenomenologically-informed Classroom. In: Proc 12th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA
Greenberg, N. (2019) Teaching as an Abstract Art Form. Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA
Greenberg, K., B. Sohn, Neil Greenberg, Howard Pollio, Sandra Thomas, John Smith (2018/e-book 2019) The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice in Higher Education. New York: Routledge. 222
Greenberg, N. (2019) Getting DEEP: The Integrative Biology of Teaching and Learning. Chapter 2 In: The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice in Higher Education. K Greenberg e al. (Editors) New York: Routledge. 222 pages (pp 27-49) DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351245906 eBook ISBN 9781351245906
Greenberg, N. et al. (2017). The Art and Science of Teaching. In: Proc 9th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA http://www.cideronline.org/conference/presentation1.cfm?pid=3137 details: https://neilgreenberg.com/art-science-of-art-science-05-11-2017/
Greenberg, N. et al (2016) The Natural History of the Teachable Moment. 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA Feb 20, 2016 (view paper)
Greenberg, N. et al (2015) Patterns in Transformative Pedagogy. Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA Feb 20, 2015. (view paper)
Brian K. Sohn, Kristina Plaas, Karen Franklin, Tiffany Dellard, Brenda Murphy, Katherine H. Greenberg, Neil B. Greenberg, Howard R. Pollio, and Sandra P. Thomas (2016) Freedom to Connect: Insight Into the Existential Dimension of Transformative Learning in a Graduate Seminar. Journal of Transformative Education. Vol. 14(3) 178-199. DOI: 10.1177/1541344616631425
Greenberg, N. (2009) The Natural History of Truth. Invited Presention at “Cosmos, Nature, and Culture: A Transdisciplinary Conference”, July 18-21, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ, USA – a program of the Metanexus Institute.
Greenberg, N. (2006). The Natural History of Intuition. Invited plenary lecture for the symposium, “Exploring the Science of Intuition and Consciousness” sponsored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Bastyr University. Presented at At Bastyr University, March 21. SLIDES
Greenberg, N. (2004). Truth in the Brain: The neuroethology of belief. In: Proc 6th International Research Conference on Consciousness: Qi and Complexity. Roy Ascott, editor. Beijing. pp. 154-160.
Greenberg, N. (2003). The Executive Brain. Review of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind, by Elkhonon Goldberg. Human Nature Review 3:422-431
Greenberg, Neil (2002) The Beast at Play: the Neuroethology of Creativity. in: The Child’s Right to Play: A Global Approach (Rhonda Clements & Leah Fiorentino, editors) Praeger/Greenwood Press, Westport CT pp 309-327. https://neilgreenberg.com/greenberg-2002-the-beast-at-play-the-neuroethology-of-creativity/
Greenberg, N (1999). Presentation. NARRATIVE CORRESPONDENCES and the ORGAN of COHERENCE. Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX. Feb. 4-6, 1999. [Presentation with notes]
Greenberg, N. 1995. “Logos, Logic, and the Anomie of Rootless Science.” Proc. Fifth Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education. Catskill, N.Y. July 9-13 1995.
Greenberg, N. 1988. Art, Science, Areté. Teaching/Learning Issues, Number 63, Summer. 14 pp. (on-line)
Greenberg, N. 1986. Science and technology as human endeavors. Liberal Education 72(1):35‑41. (on-line)
COLLOQUIA, SEMINARS, LECTURES, and PRESENTATIONS
2016. Workshop on “The Teachable Moment. Conference workshop/session on classroom practice. 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research at Virginia Tech. February 10, 2016
The “Teachable Moment” enables deeper insight into the integrative biology of an important classroom experience: When teaching methods informed by existential phenomenology are combined with insights from integrative biology, instructors have greater power to evoke this experience in their students.
2015. Presentation. Teaching Conservatives, Liberals, and Libertarians. 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research Virginia Tech. February 05, 2015 This presentation is a component of the “Ethology in the Classroom” project. Details
2015. Poster Patterns in Transformative Pedagogy: Ethological Perspective. The 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research Virginia Tech February 04, 2015
TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING describes the student experience of a paradigm shift from merely knowing course content to realizing its relevance in their personal and professional lives. Instructors can facilitate this process with phenomenological methods that enable students to find connections between personal lived experience and course content. This study will provide clues about how phenomenologically-informed pedagogy works to enhance student experience. Link to Greenberg et al 2015
2015. Lecture. Mystics, Mysteries, and the Limits of Scientific Understanding. Presentation for East Tennessee chapter of The American Chemical Society. University of Tennessee, 472 Buehler Hall. November 25.
2014. A Transformational Twist on Learner -Centered Teaching: Experience and Existential Phenomenology. 6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research at Virginia Tech. Component of University of Tennessee’s “Listening to Experiences” project. February 5.
2013. Nirvana in the Brain; Pathology and Spirituality. Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. December 08.
2013. Seminar, “Educational Neuroscience: Progress report on the application of neuroscience theory to the practice of educators.” College of Education, Bailey Education Complex, Knoxville, TN. Seminar for LS 671: Advanced Learning Theory. July 1.
2011. Lecture. The Deep Biology of Intuition in Cognitive Education. Biannual meeting of International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, Boston, MA. July 13.
2009. Mystics, Mysteries, and the Limits of Scientific Understanding. The Rationalists of East Tennessee. Roane State Community College. February 4.
This presentation explores the idea of “truth” as something that humans need but can never possess. Our perception of truth involves the outcome of two vital biological processes which impart more-or-less confidence in our belief about some reality. In the course of the talk I will outline the scaffolding and successive approximations that pass for truth — the neurobiological events that underlie these efforts, the forces that effect their integrated functions, and what happens when they become dysfunctional.
A lecture series of 10 presentations for ORICL. Last 8 sessions to be presented collaboratively by members of the University Studies Interdisciplinary Colloquy on Spirituality and Critical Inquiry.
2008. Natural History of Narrative. As part of the interdisciplinary symposium “Academic Evolution and Hybridization: The Sciences and the Arts,” presented by the Interdisciplinary Colloquy on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Nov. 24
1998 Roundtable presentation and discussant, Biopoetics: the application of evolutionary psychology to the arts. Satellite Meeting to Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Tenth Annual Meeting, University of California – Davis, July 14
1997 Invited Lecture: “Engendering Creative Research Skills in a College Biology Curriculum” Sixth Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education. Univ. Stellenbosch, South Africa, June 29- July 3.
1993 Invited Lecture: “The Ethology of Teaching.” Fourth Conference of the International Association of Cognitive Education. Nof Ginossar Israel, 5 July 1993. (read by K.H. Greenberg)
1992 Plenary Theme Presentation: “Learning, Thinking, and Creating in the Applied Sciences.” Fourth Annual TACTA Conference, Knoxville Tennessee, 24 March, 1992.
1991 Invited Lecture: “The Behavioral Biology of Teaching.” 12th International Meeting on Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and the Mediated Learning Experience. Jerusalem, Israel, 12 July 1991.
1991 Invited Presentation: “Biology Education Assessment.” Office of the Dean and Department Heads in Education, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, March 20.