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New Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching

Friday, February 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Nuoffer
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The American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association (TPA) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching.

The prize has been established thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who provided a $10,000 contribution to found the prize. AAPT and TPA each contributed an additional $5,000 to the prize endowment, and other individual donors together donated more than $10,000 to support the prize.

This annual prize recognizes a philosophy teacher who has had an outstanding impact on the student learning of philosophy in undergraduate and/or pre-college settings. The winner will receive $1,000 and a plaque.

The primary characteristic the selection committee will consider is the degree to which a nominee has had a positive impact on the learning of undergraduate and/or pre-college philosophy students, as revealed through three areas of evidence:

a) Excellence in undergraduate and/or pre-college philosophy teaching, established, in part, by the nominee's attention to student learning (50 percent)
b) Creative and effective use of high-quality pedagogies (25 percent)
c) Broader impact on the quality of philosophy education through service and/or research (25 percent)

The call for nominations will be coming this spring.

Donate to support the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching.

For more information, visit the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching page.


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