CFP: STEM Collaborations in the Philosophy Classroom: Teaching Hub at Eastern APA

Submission deadline: August 30, 2018

Conference date(s):
January 7, 2019 - January 10, 2019

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Conference Venue:

American Philosophical Association
New York, New York, United States, United States

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Please consider submitting an abstract for the following APA session, planned for The Teaching Hub at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA in New York City, NY, from January 7-10, 2019:

“STEM Collaborations in the Philosophy Classroom”

EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 30, 2018

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 APA's Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (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.

The CTP invites abstracts for a 2019 Teaching Hub session on the topic of how philosophy teachers do or might collaborate with various STEM classrooms to create new learning opportunities for both populations of students. This might include details around:

·        Identifying possible collaborators at your institution;

·        Successes (or cautionary tales!) of collaboration;

·        Revamping a course to cross-list it with a STEM program;

·        Ways to assess successes in cross-listed STEM/philosophy courses;

·        Articulating learning goals for STEM colleagues who may not already see the value of collaboration with philosophy teachers;

·        Experiential learning collaborations or opportunities outside of the classroom;

·        Community-based learning with STEM collaborators;

·        Creative collaborations that reach beyond cross-listed or co-taught courses (single experiments or lessons done by multiple classes in one setting, etc.)

·        Teaching demos

·        Or other related topics.

Some possible examples of collaborations might be:

·        Embodied Philosophy and Robotics

·        Mathematics and Metaphysics

·        Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind

·        Human Nature and Evolution

·        Physics and the Philosophy of Time

·        Ethics and Software Design

·        Art and Art History of Scientific Modeling

·        Aesthetics and the Brain

While some of these are courses taught routinely by philosophers, the committee is hoping that we will explore true collaborations for this panel! Want to know how you can reach the STEM audience? Have ideas for how to approach STEM colleagues? We’d love to hear from you!

To submit an abstract for consideration, please email Robin Zebrowski ( by August 30, 2018 with the subject line “STEM Collaborations” In the body of the email, please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), position (if any), and contact information. Attached to the email, please include an anonymized abstract of 500 to 750 words as a .pdf document. The organizing committee will select participants for the session by late August and will aim to assemble a panel that is diverse in all of the relevant respects, including career stage and institutional affiliation. Please be explicit in your abstract if you are looking to give a teaching demo, creative presentation, or traditional paper, all of which are welcome!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robin Zebrowski at the above address. A stable version of the call will live on the CTP page of the APA website:

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