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1. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Announcement from the Board of Directors of the Teaching Philosophy Association
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2. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Aaron Kostko The Impact of Team Teaching on Student Attitudes and Classroom Performance in Introductory Philosophy Courses
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Despite the growing interest in collaborative teaching in higher education, there is a paucity of research on its use and effectiveness in phi­losophy curricula. The research that does exist focuses almost exclusively on interdisciplinary collaboration or student and faculty attitudes regarding the practice. This paper aims to address these gaps by describing a semester long, multi-section study designed to assess the impact of team teaching on student classroom performance and related variables in an Introduction to Philosophy course. The results of the study show that students overwhelm­ingly prefer team teaching to individual instruction and think that it positively impacts their learning and classroom experience. However, the results also show that there is no statistically significant relationship between delivery method and students’ classroom performance. The paper concludes with a discussion of some limitations with the research design and the potential benefits and challenges of implementing team teaching within introductory philosophy courses.
3. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Savannah Pearlman Flipping the Logic Classroom: Arguments For and Challenges Addressed
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Despite increasing evidence that the traditional lecture is inefficient for student learning, such methods remain the central paradigm for teaching logic. In this paper, I identify the deficits of the lecture model and outline the many benefits of flipping the logic classroom—namely that students can absorb information at their own pace, freeing classroom time for active learning activities, and allowing the students to come prepared to actively engage in deeper levels of learning. I provide advice for curricular change from the traditional model, and guidance for flipped classroom implementation. I also offer suggestions for the best use of newly available class time, and advice for keeping students accountable for learning the information prior to class. Last, I consider common challenges with the flipped classroom model. I acknowledge possible obstacles to flipping the undergraduate logic course and address these challenges with potential solutions.
4. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Bonnie Talbert Challenging Conceptions of Diversity and the Good Life in Plato’s Republic
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Challenging students’ intuitions and unexamined beliefs, and drawing out the logical consequences of those beliefs has long been the teaching methodology of philosophers. These same educational goals are crucial to Plato’s philosophy of education, which is illustrated through Socrates’ metaphor of the midwife—the teacher helps the students create something novel out of that which they already have in them: in other words, it challenges them to rethink their assumptions. This paper will consider some of the ways in which Plato presents the reader with opportunities to see the examined life as a series of rethinkings about what it means to live a good life with other people who are different from one’s self. The rethinkings that Plato’s dialogues prompt speak to some of the most prevalent assumptions that students typically and unquestioningly believe about diversity and the good life.
5. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Sarah E. Vitale Community-Engaged Learning and Precollege Philosophy During Neoliberalism
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Precollege philosophy programs provide young people with alternative spaces to ask questions and develop critical perspectives on their experiences, but neoliberal school management practices make the creation of these spaces increasingly difficult. Relying on my own experience as an instructor of a community-engaged course that focuses on precollege philosophy, I investigate how college and university professors and students can create philosophical learning opportunities for high school students without participating in the culture of volunteerism demanded by neoliberal logic. I argue that the work my university students perform in the community-engaged course is a win-win that undermines neoliberalism’s assault on education by providing high school students with a valuable opportunity while helping my students achieve important skills.
6. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Paul J. D'Ambrosio Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought, 6th ed., by Patrick S. Bresnan
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Kathryn Joyce Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, 5th ed., by Lewis Vaughn
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Russell Marcus A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Language: Central Themes from Locke to Wittgenstein, by John Fennell
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Susan Mills A New Modern Philosophy: The Inclusive Anthology of Primary Sources. Edited by Eugene Marshall and Susanne Sreedhar
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10. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 42 > Issue: 4
Robert C. Robinson A Rulebook for Arguments, by A. Weston
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