Practical Suggestions for Teaching Small Philosophy Classes

Teaching Philosophy 28 (1):59-65 (2005)
Authors
Eddy Nahmias
Georgia State University
Abstract
This paper offers a number of tips for teaching small philosophy classes (under twenty-five students). Some of these include using a horseshoe seating arrangement, replacing hand-raising with name cards, engaging in “real” Socratic dialogues, having students create a philosophical “Question of the Day”, and assigning students “Critical Response” papers.
Keywords Teaching Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0145-5788
DOI 10.5840/teachphil20052812
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 36,003
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Ethics Tour 2007.Brian Domino - 2008 - Teaching Philosophy 31 (3):249-253.
On Teaching Computer Ethics Within a Computer Science Department.Michael J. Quinn - 2006 - Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (2):335-343.
Beyond Service Learning.Ramona Ilea & Susan Hawthorne - 2011 - Teaching Philosophy 34 (3):219-240.
Practical Wisdom in Environmental Education.David Havlick & Marion Hourdequin - 2005 - Ethics, Place and Environment 8 (3):385 – 392.
Teaching Media Ethics in a Multicultural Setting.Raul Reis - 2000 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15 (3):194 – 205.
Teaching Large Classes: Some Suggestions.Jerry H. Gill - 1974 - Metaphilosophy 5 (2):158–162.
Nurturing the Relational Promise of Critical Thinking.M. Neil Browne & Michelle Crosby - 2004 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 23 (3):23-26.
Learning Community Formats.James B. Gould - 2007 - Teaching Philosophy 30 (3):309-326.
Ethics Education for Professionals in Japan: A Critical Review.Yasushi Maruyama & Tetsu Ueno - 2010 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (4):438-447.
On Being a Socratic Philosophy Instructor.Eric C. Mullis - 2009 - Teaching Philosophy 32 (4):345-359.
Socratic Teaching: Beyond the Paper Chase.Carrie-Ann Biondi - 2008 - Teaching Philosophy 31 (2):119-140.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-02-21

Total downloads
73 ( #89,841 of 2,294,064 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #139,874 of 2,294,064 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature