Dr. Sevket Benhur Oral
Dr. Sevket Benhur Oral Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Dr. Sevket Benhur Oral started his career as a Deweyan pragmatist. His primary area of scholarship concerns the educational relevance of some of the contemporary European philosophical movements of thought. He deploys these schools of thought to inquire into what we can broadly refer to as the transformations of human subjectivity. He problematizes education as a field primarily preoccupied with the study of what subjectivity entails and the transformations it undergoes.

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction
  • MA, Teacher Education
  • BA, Sociology
Teaching Areas
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Design and Implementation
  • Project-based learning, especially in STE(A)M
  • English Communication I and II
  • Environment and Society
  • Preparatory course in the humanities for students in the pre-medical program
Research Interests
  • Philosophy of education
  • Contemporary issues in continental philosophy
  • East Asian philosophies, particularly the Kyoto school of philosophy thinkers
  • Social and philosophical foundations of education
  • Dewey studies
  • Ontological studies in education