Tuesday, January 7, 2014

AAPT/APA Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy


2014 Seminar on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy 
Location: College St. Benedict and /St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN 
(1.5 hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport) 
Date: July 31 – August 3, 2014 
Eligibility: Current Graduate Students or Recent (2012 forward) PhDs 
Seminar Facilitators: Stephen Block-Schulman (Elon University) 
Donna Engelmann (Alverno College) 
Mimi Marinucci (Eastern Washington University) 
Participants: Maximum of 20 

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014 

Through readings and interactive experiences, seminar participants will explore issues and engage in a community of reflection in order to strengthen their pedagogical choices. Participants will study how to identify and select challenging and transformative learning goals and, by understanding the principles of integrated course design, will examine how to guide students to the successful achievement of these goals. Topics will include preparing to teach (for example, syllabus design), developing learning-centered philosophy classes, using traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment, and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The friendships and collegial relationships built here can last a lifetime. 

Participants are required to attend all sessions, which will be held each morning, July 31-August 3. A voluntary social gathering will take place on the evening of the 30th. 

Fees & Waivers 
The seminar is held in conjunction with the AAPT’s Biennial Conference. Participants are encouraged to attend the regular AAPT Conference sessions in the afternoons and evenings. The registration fee for the AAPT conference is waived for seminar participants. The cost of meals and lodging, approximately $325, and travel expenses will be the responsibility of participants. We encourage participants to solicit their departments for support. The American Philosophical Association generously offers travel grants of up to $300 for each participant. Recipients of APA travel grants must be members of the APA. 

Application information available here.

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