CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The American Philosophical Association (APA) and
The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)
2012 Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy
||St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
||July 25 – July 29, 2012
||Current Graduate Students or Recent (2010 forward) PhDs
||David W. Concepción (Ball State University)
||Stephen Bloch-Schulman (Elon University), Donna Engelmann (Alverno College)
||Maximum of 20
||May 14, 2012
Through readings and interactive experiences, seminar participants will explore issues, experiment with approaches, and engage in a community of reflection in order to strengthen their pedagogical choices. Participants will study how to identify and select challenging and transformative learning objectives and, by understanding the principles of integrated course design, participants will examine how to best guide students to the successful achievement of these goals. Topics will include preparing to teach (for example, syllabus design), developing learning-centered philosophy classes, using traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment, and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The friendships and collegial relationships built here can last a lifetime.
Participants are required to attend all sessions, which will be held each morning, July 26-July 29. A voluntary social gathering will take place on the evening of the 25th.
Fees & Waivers
The seminar is held in conjunction with the AAPT’s Biennial Conference. Participants are encouraged to attend the regular AAPT Conference sessions in the afternoons and evenings. The registration fee for the AAPT conference is waived for seminar participants. The cost of meals and lodging, approximately $275, and travel expenses will be the responsibility of participants. We encourage participants to solicit their departments for support. The American Philosophical Association generously offers travel grants of up to $300 for each participant. Recipients of APA travel grants must be members of the APA.
APA/AAPT Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy
July 25-July 29, 2012
To apply please send the following three items to Seminar Leader David W. Concepción, email@example.com, and Linda Nuoffer at the APA Lnuoffer@UDel.Edu
(1) Provide the following information
Summer Contact (Phone or email if different from above):
Major Fields of Interest:
Estimated Travel Expenses:
Applying for APA Travel Grant? (Yes/No); Member of APA? (Yes/No)
(2) A statement of interest or description of what you hope to gain from the seminar. If you have previous teaching experience, briefly describe it. (350 word limit)
(3) A letter of support from your Department Chair, indicating what your teaching duties will be in
For additional information about the Seminar (content, application status, etc.), please contact David W. Concepción, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about administrative or financial matters should be directed to David Schrader, APA Executive Director, phone: 302-831-8691, email@example.com via Linda Nuoffer, Lnuoffer@Del.Edu.
For information concerning membership in the APA, please contact Janet Sample, APA Membership Coordinator, phone: 302-831-4657, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.apaonline.org
For information concerning the AAPT please contact Emily Esch, Executive Director, email@example.com or see the AAPT website at: http://www.philosophyteachers.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 14, 2012