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Two calls for abstracts: Teaching philosophy sessions at the 2017 Eastern Division meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The American Philosophical Association Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy invites abstracts for two sessions to take place at the APA Eastern Division meeting, January 4–7, 2017, in Baltimore, MD.

Teaching Philosophy across the Pre-College/College Boundary

This session, organized with the APA Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, will explore the teaching of philosophy across the boundary between pre-college and college classrooms. We invite conversation about pedagogy among philosophers who have some experience teaching philosophy in both of these settings: What practices in the college classroom might transfer well to the K–12 philosophical inquiry classroom? What pedagogical practices specific to philosophy for children might engage college students?

The deadline to submit abstracts for this session is Monday, August 29. More information about the session, including detailed instructions on how to apply, is available on the APA website.

Philosophy under Fire: How to Convey to Stakeholders the Value of Teaching Philosophy

This session, organized with the APA Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, will approach ways to articulate and convey the value of philosophy teaching to administrators, board members, and government officials. We are looking, in particular, to share the experiences of philosophers who recently have had to fight for the survival of their departments.

The deadline to submit abstracts for this session is Wednesday, August 31. More information about the session, including detailed instructions on how to apply, is available on the APA website.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Best wishes,

Alexandra Bradner
Chair, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy