Thursday, July 2, 2015

AAPT: Workshop on Teaching and Learning in Philosophy


The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)
“To Improve The Quality Of Instruction In Philosophy At All Levels”
Teaching & Learning in Philosophy: Dallas/Ft.Worth

Location:                     North Texas University, Denton, TX
Date:                           Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time:                           9am – 5pm
Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Participants will read some of the best literature regarding how learning happens, how to design maximally effective courses, and how to improve classroom practice. The goal is not only to provide tips, although we will provide some. Rather, the seminar is designed to enhance participants’ ability to make effective pedagogical choices. The interactive sessions provide opportunities for participants to reflect with colleagues on how to individualize evidence-based best teaching practices to one’s own idiosyncratic teaching contexts. Participants will learn how to identify and select challenging and transformative learning objectives and how to design and assess sequences of learning activities to make the achievement of those goals highly likely. 

Comments from Past Participants
“The seminar shifted and honed the way I think about and practice teaching in substantial ways”
“Inspiring, fascinating, and incredibly helpful”
“A must for anyone who cares about students”
“An intensive boot-camp for learner-centered education”
“Not at all like the typical (mostly useless) “teaching orientation” that most graduate students get”

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