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Past Classes

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T526: The Big Questions: How to Teach Philosophy without your Brain Exploding in Ripple Spring 2010 (Apr. 24, 2010)
Philosophy is widely viewed as obscure and difficult, and teachers are often just as intimidated as students by the thought of introducing it into the high-school classroom. In this session, we will introduce a teaching method that uses stories, pictures, and movies to help students generate philosophical questions of their own, and demonstrate some simple techniques to encourage clear, structured, and creative thinking. We will also talk briefly about how this method has been successfully used to start up an after-school philosophy club at a local high-school.

A4: Philosophical Thinking: How to Ask Hard Questions Without Your Brain Exploding in CASCADE (2009)
What is justice? Does God exist? How do you know you’re not dreaming? Using a discussion-based format designed specially for ...