pedagogy

Making Friends with Tech in Schools

By Erica Bigelow, Philosopher-in-Residence at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, WA & University of Washington Philosophy PhD Student Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been one of the inaugural philosophers-in-residence at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. The residency, which is among the first expansions of PLATO’s philosophers-in-residence program into high schools, has Making Friends with Tech in Schools

Teaching Philosophy as Virtuous Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between K-12 and Higher Education

By Cassie Finley (University of Iowa) Traditionally, philosophy has had different pedagogies between the K-12 and higher education levels. Insofar as there is a “typical” approach to teaching undergraduate philosophy classes, the aims and methods generally revolve around lectures (with some discussion) and ensuring students gain philosophical content-knowledge as a means for fostering critical thinking Teaching Philosophy as Virtuous Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between K-12 and Higher Education