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Pedagogy: Public Philosophy in the Classroom


Pedagogy: Public Philosophy in the Classroom

A discussion about higher education and the role of philosophy in it, as well as strategies, methods, and tools for teaching philosophy and critical thinking in the university and elsewhere.

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Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2016

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CALL FOR COLLABORATION: Teaching Critical Thinking as Civic Skill

Started by Daniel Susser. Last reply by Maureen Linker Sep 18, 2014. 9 Replies

A couple colleagues of mine are trying to develop a sort of portable teaching module -- a flexible curriculum and set of related teaching materials -- that can be incorporated into the first sessions…Continue

Tags: public sphere, collaboration, pedagogy, critical thinking

The future of higher education

Started by Rachel Tillman Mar 27, 2011. 0 Replies

The State University System of New York is facing, like many other universities around the world, a severe budget crisis. At SUNY Stony Brook, we recently held a conference on the future of public…Continue

Tags: philosophy, democracy, neoliberalism, education, higher

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Comment by Ramona Ilea on January 21, 2016 at 3:46pm

I thought some of you might be interested in this book (with a foreword by Peter Singer): Experiential Leanring in Philosophy (

There are 20 chapters that range from the theory to the "how to".

The contributors are really awesome. I felt like I learned a lot by reading these papers. The book is super expensive though, so I would recommend asking your library to order it rather than buying it with your own money...

Comment by Viswanath Yelisetty on August 4, 2013 at 12:55pm

Follow our Critical Thinking Club face book page. Looking for suggestions and help to make the club successful

Comment by Sam Rocha on May 21, 2013 at 12:12pm

Hello Friends!

I've just published a short, illustrated Primer on philosophy and education. If you're interested, I am happy to share review copies. See here for more info:


Sam Rocha

Comment by Brian Elliott on January 3, 2013 at 6:33pm

I just joined the group and would like to add a work in progress: Neoliberalism%20and%20School%20Reform.docx

A much shorter and simplified version appeared in the October issue of a new magazine called Empirical:

I would appreciate other forum members' comments and suggestions for improvement.


Comment by Sharon M. Meagher on December 3, 2010 at 12:37pm
Great idea for a new group, Daniel--am happy to join.

Group members might be interested in an article that I co-wrote with Ellen Feder:
Sharon M. Meagher and Ellen K. Feder (2010) "The Troubled History of Philosophy and Deliberative Democracy," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 6: No. 1, Article 6.

The article includes some discussion of teaching issues at the end.

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