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Calls for Proposals: The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2020 Central Division meeting

Friday, July 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The AAPT-APA Teaching HubThe APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) invite proposals for Teaching Hub sessions at the 2020 Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL, February 26–29.

The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the CTP and the AAPT, the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

Please consider submitting a proposal for one of more of the following sessions at the 2020 Central Division meeting:

  • Teaching Core Texts: The Social Contract and Its Critics – Deadline: August 15
    This session will explore interesting or innovative approaches to teaching social contract theory in undergraduate classes.
  • Graduate Voices in Teaching – Deadline: September 1
    This session will feature presentations by graduate students and recent graduates about their experience teaching in grad school with the aim of ameliorating some of the unique teaching challenges graduate students face.
  • Bringing Research and Pedagogy Together in the Classroom – Deadline: September 1
    This session will include presentations from philosophers on how their research shapes their approach to teaching and vice versa.
  • Navigating Working Conditions as Philosophy Teachers – Deadline: September 1
    This session will highlight some of the ways in which teachers’ working conditions impact the teaching and learning environment of philosophy classes.
  • Teaching Introductory Courses without Canonical Texts – Deadline: September 1
    This session will explore creative reasons and ways to teach introductory courses in philosophy without using canonical philosophical texts; discussion of courses focused on skill development and dispositional growth, as opposed to content mastery, is of particular interest.

The complete calls for proposals are available here.

Teaching Hub Poster Sessions

Once again this year we are offering a Teaching Hub at all three APA meetings. Each Teaching Hub will include a poster session featuring both (1) independent work by undergraduate students and (2) work in the teaching of philosophy by faculty and graduate students. Please consider submitting your own work to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions (deadline: August 15), and please encourage undergraduates who have completed independent work in philosophy this past academic year and undergraduates who are working on summer research projects in philosophy currently to submit an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions (deadline: November 15).

For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub, please visit the AAPT website and the CTP webpage. For specific information about the Teaching Hub at the 2020 Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL, please contact Giancarlo Tarantino (gtarantino@luc.edu).

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

All the best,

David W. Concepción
Chair, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy

P.S. Please note that all APA meeting participants are required to register for each meeting they attend.


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