Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy, Ann J. Cahill, professor of philosophy, Elon junior Maggie Castor and Martin Fowler, lecturer in philosophy, presented at the recent American Association of Philosophy Teachers International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Bloch-Schulman, Cahill and Castor collaborated on a presentation about an innovative approach to teaching critical thinking, the Step-By-Step method, while Fowler presented material from his book The Ethical Practice of Critical Thinking.
Bloch-Schulman and Castor also presented on “teaching democratic thinking” with Donna Engelmann of Alverno College. Their presentation emerged from their work in the Elon Research Seminar on Engaged Undergraduate Learning, a two-year national teaching and learning seminar focused on teaching democratic thinking co-sponsored by Elon’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
In addition, Bloch-Schulman co-facilitated the seminar on teaching and learning co-sponsored by the AAPT and the American Philosophical Association.