Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AAPT/APA Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy

I wanted to pass along this call for applications for an upcoming seminar on teaching and learning in philosophy at Coastal Carolina University. It's co-sponsored by the APA and the AAPT, and the application deadline is May 1. Eligibility criteria and other information below the fold.


2010 Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy
Co-sponsored by
The American Philosophical Association (APA) and
The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)

Location: Coastal Carolina University
Date: July 29-August 2
In conjunction with the AAPT’s 18th Biennial Workshop/Conference on Teaching Philosophy
Eligibility: Current or recent (PhD 2008 forward) Philosophy Graduate Students
Seminar Leader: David W. ConcepciĆ³n (Ball State University)
Seminar Facilitators: Stephen Bloch-Schulman (Elon University)
Andy Carpenter (Ellis University)
Betsy Decyk (California State University-Long Beach)
Participants: Maximum of 20
Application Deadline: May 1, 2010

Through readings and interactive experiences, seminarians will explore issues, experiment with approaches, and engage in a community of reflection in order to strengthen their pedagogical choices. Topics will include preparing to teach (for example, course design and textbook selection), developing learning-centered philosophy classes, using traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment, and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Seminar Selection
Rank preference will be given to applicants who will be (1) teaching their own courses, (2) teaching discussion sections, (3) grading for courses taught by others during the 2010-11 academic year. Balance among fields of interest will also influence selection. Accepted applicants will receive materials to prepare for the seminar with their notification in May.

Participants are required to attend all sessions, which will be held each morning, July 29-August 2. Participants are encouraged to attend the regular AAPT Workshop and Conference sessions in the afternoons and evenings.

Fees & Waivers
The registration fee for the AAPT conference is waived for graduate students accepted into the seminar. The cost of meals and lodging, approximately $200, will be the responsibility of participants or their departments.

The American Philosophical Association will offer travel grants of up to $300 for each participant. Recipients of APA travel grants must be members of the APA.

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