CFP: AAPT-APA Teaching Hub @ 2023 Eastern Division APA

Submission deadline: July 31, 2022

Conference date(s):
January 4, 2023 - January 7, 2023

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Conference Venue:

American Association of Philosophy Teachers and Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
Montréal, Canada

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The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) invite proposals for Teaching Hub sessions at the 2023 Eastern Division meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, January 4–7.

The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the CTP and the AAPT, the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

Please consider submitting a proposal for one of more of the following sessions at the 2023 Eastern Division meeting by July 31:

  • Pedagogies of Discomfort
    This Teaching Hub session aims to explore the ways in which we might cultivate, in our philosophy classrooms, the kind of openness to discomfort, vulnerability, and uncertainty that is conducive to solidarity, transformative change, and emancipation across axes of race, indigeneity, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, class, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability, and neurodiversity.

  • Teaching Narratives and Narrative Teaching
    This session will focus on the various roles narratives play in philosophy classrooms, particularly in terms of (1) the philosophical narratives deployed in syllabus creation and class presentation, and (2) in terms of how students form narratives about themselves as thinkers and learners in a broader world.

  • Mental Health and Boundaries: Caring for Students in a Professional Context
    In the wake of COVID-19, educators are increasingly aware of mental health challenges that our students face. At the same time, faculty do not always know how best to support students who are struggling with anxiety and depression. This session will address ways philosophers and educators can support students who face mental health challenges without compounding student stress or overburdening themselves.

  • Teaching Philosophy to STEM Students
    This session will feature three presentations on how philosophers can engage STEM students with philosophical material, including ways of reaching STEM majors, engaging STEM topics, STEM learning outcomes, and politicization of science.

The complete calls for proposals are available on the APA website. Presenters will be selected in early August.

Teaching Hub Poster Sessions

Each Teaching Hub includes a poster session and reception featuring both independent work by undergraduate students and innovative work in the teaching of philosophy by faculty and graduate students.

If you have something of your own to share with your colleagues—a new teaching technique, course proposal, assessment strategy, in-class activity, or scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research finding—please consider submitting an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions by August 15.

Please also encourage undergraduates who have completed independent work in philosophy this past academic year and undergraduates who are working on summer research projects in philosophy currently to submit an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions by November 15.

For general information about the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub, please visit the AAPT website and the CTP webpage. For specific information about the Teaching Hub at the 2023 Eastern Division meeting, please contact Kiran Bhardwaj ([email protected]) and Jerry Green ([email protected]).

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

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