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Last summer, we got a glimpse of just how invested we all are in cultivating scholarly conversations and strategies for meaningful and effective teaching in philosophy. We want to learn about first-day activities, and inclusive pedagogy. We want to get the skinny on student-led dialogue and engaging assignment design. We want to be a part of a robust community of teacher-scholars.
I am so grateful to be a member of two such communities: our Philosophy as a Way of Life project, and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. The PWOL community centers intentionally on teaching in the Way-of-Life approach, while the AAPT more broadly addresses the larger questions of teaching philosophy: from the first day of class to the last; curricula, activities, and assignment design; the state of the discipline and other professional issues connected to teaching; inclusivity; undergraduate research and other High Impact Practices; teaching in the classroom and out in the community; and so much more.
As chair of the organizing committee of the AAPT’s biennial Conference-Workshop, I am super-duper inviting you all to participate in the AAPT conference this summer, July 22-25, at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio (near Columbus).
Here is the AAPT Conference website and Call for Proposals. AAPT sessions are by-design interactive: more workshoppy than solitary paper presentations. Our reviewers are dedicated to a formative process of working with submitters to create successful proposals. The AAPT is, in short, a welcoming, collegial, and engaging community, and we have a lot of fun.
So please consider submitting a proposal for the 2020 AAPT Biennial Conference-Workshop!