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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:

Love and Teaching

Meghan Sullivan and Maria Salazar in conversation about what it means to love your students and why more philosophers should study love.

Topics: K-12, Book, Conversation, Higher Education, Philosophy, Teaching
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

Navigating Educational Opportunity: The Case of Christopher Jencks

We talk with philosopher Jaime Ahlberg about navigating Christopher Jencks’s theories of educational justice.

Topics: K-12, Classroom Dilemma, Philosophy
Additional Features: Study Guide, Recommended Readings

Pedagogies of Punishment

How and why should we punish schoolchildren–if at all?

Topics: K-12, Classroom Dilemma, Educational Policy, Philosophy, Teaching

Learning from Conversation

What can we learn from conversation that we can’t learn on our own? With philosopher Agnes Callard.

Topics: Conversation, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Teaching

Humor, Movement, and Multimedia (Teaching Series #4)

Philosopher Jen Kling talks about all the themes of our 2021 teaching series: philosophy as both a skillset and a disposition, finding an entry point for students new to philosophy, and using games to teach social contract theory. She has a lot of fun in the classroom.

Topics: Higher Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Teaching

Being in Love with Knowledge (Teaching Series #3)

Bailey Szustak is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this episode, Bailey talks about teaching new philosophy students in a way that helps them feel at ease with and compelled by philosophy. After all, that’s what the word ‘philosophy’ means–a love of knowledge. 

Topics: Higher Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Teaching

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