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The Center for Ethics and Education creates audio pieces to give faculty and students the tools to bridge philosophy and education. This audio is available for download and is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate education classes, and by anyone interested in ethics and education.

Ethics & Education Podcast: https://anchor.fm/ethicsandeducation


Teaching Feminist Critiques of Social Contract Theory (Teaching Series #2)

At CEE, we think a lot about good teaching. This is the second episode in our 2021 Teaching Series. In this episode, Susan Kennedy talks about teaching non-canonical texts, using games to teach feminist critiques of social contract theory, teaching students how to conference, and offers some advice for teaching STEM students.


Topics: Higher Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Teaching

Argument and Curiosity: Practicing the Skills (Teaching Series #1)

W. John Koolage is a philosophy professor and the Director of General Education at Eastern Michigan University. John is a philosopher of education who thinks a lot about teaching and learning. In this piece, he talks about how to engage undergrad students in philosophy classes by giving them opportunities to practice skills like curiosity and argument. And he talks about engaging students outside of the classroom in high-impact learning projects like the EMU Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy.


Topics: Curriculum, Higher Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Teaching
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

Teaching, Indoctrination, and Trust

Who do you trust? Are universities trustworthy? Professors? What about students? Philosopher Tony Laden (UIC Chicago) is writing a book about democracy. He sees higher ed as a way to think about trust networks and broader questions about how we talk to each other.


Topics: Higher Education, Teaching
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

Why Principles?

Where do principles fit in decision-making? With Philosophy Professor Jaime Ahlberg (University of Florida).


Topics: K-12, Curriculum, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Teaching
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

New Universities and Relational Equality

Sociologist Laura Hamilton discusses racial hierarchies and new universities and philosopher Kathryn Joyce responds from a lens of relational equality. 


Topics: Book, Higher Education
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

Education for Liberation

Quentin Wheeler-Bell on the philosophy of education for liberation.


Topics: K-12, Curriculum, Higher Education

The Ethics of Doctoral Admissions

Philosopher Bryan Warnick talks to us about his paper, “The Ethics of Doctoral Admissions.” We also asked four PhD students to share their thoughts on grad school.


Topics: Article, Higher Education

Sexual Citizenship

This conversation offers a hopeful vision for the future of sex education, preventing sexual assault, and developing an empathetic understanding of young people today.


Topics: Book, Curriculum, Higher Education, Sex Education

Opting Out of Standardized Testing

UC-Boulder professor Terri Wilson discusses a case study she co-wrote on opting out of state standardized testing.


Topics: K-12, Article, Case Study
Additional Features: Study Guide

What is a Charter School?

Harry Brighouse and Grace Gecewicz talk about the history of charter schools, featuring interviews with UW-Madison education professor Erica Turner and Harvard philosopher Gina Schouten.


Topics: K-12, Article, Case Study
Additional Features: Study Guide

Ethical Costs: Higher Education and Social Mobility

UNC philosopher Jennifer Morton tells us about her book, Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility.


Topics: Book, Higher Education
Additional Features: Study Guide