- Techniques for organizing class meetings, including crafting lectures, encouraging student discussion and involvement, etc.
- Curricular and program design, such as designing courses and developing philosophy major programs
- Teaching-related technologies, including the WWW and course management systems (e.g., Blackboard)
- The assessment of student learning, including how to evaluate student performance
- Developing student writing, and other 'subskills' of philosophy, such as critical thinking
- Learning theory, insofar as it informs good teaching of philosophy
I'd also like to hear from readers about a wide range of other more 'personal' issues pertaining to the teaching of philosophy: why we teach, how the profession prepares us to teach, the delights and frustrations teaching brings. Since the demise of Metatome, there is not (to the best of my knowledge) a blog devoted to discussion of teaching philosophy, so I hope ISW can fill a niche within the field. Please feel free to drop me a line (michael *at* cholbi *dot* com) and check my profile. Again, welcome!