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Teaching Philosophy : Theoretical Reflections and Practical Suggestions - Tziporah Kasachkoff

Teaching Philosophy

Theoretical Reflections and Practical Suggestions

By: Tziporah Kasachkoff (Editor)

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The difference in the practical approach to teaching philosophy can mean the difference between an engaging class and an excruciating one. In this expanded edition of In the Socratic Tradition (1997) Kasachkoff adds new sections on teaching philosophy with computers, teaching philosophical explanation, and teaching philosophy of gender. Chapters in the collection share the pedagogical insights of more than two dozen distinguished philosophers, offering practical suggestions on such issues as how to motivate students, construct syllabi and creative examinations for specific courses, and teach complex philosophical concepts. Like its predecessor, Teaching Philosophy will be an indispensable resource for teachers of all levels and fields of philosophy, and will be particularly helpful in lending inspiration to graduate students and professors called upon to teach courses outside of their specialty areas.

It is not only students who need an occasional injection of new approaches in the classroom to motivate and enhance their learning. Both beginning and seasoned philosophy teachers also welcome fresh ideas and will find these essays a great resource for energizing their teaching. -- Rosalind Ekman Ladd, Professor of Philosophy Emerita, Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Introducing Students to Philosophy
Teaching Introductory Philosophyp. 1
Introducing Philosophyp. 4
Teaching Introductory Philosophy: A Restricted Topical Approachp. 18
Helping Our Students Improve
How to Improve Your Teachingp. 26
Reading and Interpretation: A Heuristic for Improving Students' Comprehension of Philosophy Textsp. 31
Improving Student Papers in 'Introduction to Philosophy' Coursesp. 41
Using Essay Exams to Teach and Not Merely to Assessp. 48
Teaching Applied Ethics
From the "Applied" to the Practical: Teaching Ethics for Usep. 61
A Social Dilemma Game for an Ethics Classp. 74
Teaching Philosophy with Computers
Teaching with a Screenp. 83
Teaching Aesthetics
The Case Method Approach to the Teaching of Aestheticsp. 98
Teaching Philosophy of Religion
Teaching Philosophy of Religion (either as a full course or as part of an 'Introduction to Philosophy')p. 111
Three Courses in Philosophy of Religionp. 124
Teaching Critical Thinking
Using Pseudoscience in a Critical Thinking Classp. 134
A Critical Thinking Portfoliop. 142
Teaching Philosophy through History
The Teaching of Philosophy--Historicallyp. 149
Teaching Kant/Teaching Hegel
A User-Friendly Copernican Revolutionp. 162
Charting Kantp. 167
On Teaching Hegel: Problems and Possibilitiesp. 171
Hegel and Family Valuesp. 182
Teaching Existentialism/Teaching Continental Philosophy
Teaching Existentialismp. 187
Teaching Recent Continental Philosophyp. 197
Teaching Philosophical Explanation
Teaching 'Inference to the Best Philosophical Explanation'p. 207
Teaching Philosophy of Gender
Teaching Gender Issues--Philosophicallyp. 232
Looking at What We Do in the Classroom
Uncovering the "Hidden Curriculum": A Laboratory Course in Philosophy of Educationp. 252
A Graduate Seminar on Teaching Philosophyp. 264
About the Contributorsp. 277
About the Editorp. 281
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ISBN: 9780742514485
ISBN-10: 074251448X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 19th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.61