CFP: Teaching Hub, Top 5, Pacific APA 2021

Submission deadline: September 1, 2020

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Top Five Thoughts on Teaching Philosophy

The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) seeks a later-career philosopher to be part of a “Top Five Thoughts on Teaching Philosophy” panel of the Teaching Hub at the 2021 APA Pacific Division meeting, April 2, in Portland, OR.

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. 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 purpose of the “My Top Five” session is to bring together later-career philosophers to present a brief “top five” list. Each panelist will read and explain their list for 10-15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A period. Teaching Hub sessions are expected to be highly interactive.

When considering developing a proposal, please think of this session as an occasion to have a bit of fun while passing on a bit of wisdom. Please feel free to be very creative, but here are a few topics that may be instructive as you develop a proposal:

  • Five reasons why I love teaching introductory courses
  • Five embarrassing teaching moments and the lessons I learned
  • The five principles that guide my teaching choices
  • Five stories of students doing surprising and excellent work that I tried to make happen more often
  • Why I can’t imagine teaching without having read these five texts
  • Five best career decisions I ever made
  • Five lessons ancient philosophers have taught me about teaching

Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2020

Submissions: Please submit proposals to The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns about this call, please contact Cecilea Mun at

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