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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:

The Right to Higher Education | Christopher Martin and Harry Brighouse (Higher Ed)

Do we have a right to higher education? With Harry Brighouse and Christopher Martin.

Topics: Higher Education
Additional Features: Recommended Readings

What Should the Aims of Higher Education Be? (Higher Ed)

What should the aims of higher education be? We asked undergrads, grad students, and philosophy professors what they think.

Topics: Higher Education

The Ethics of Teacher Strikes | Tony Laden and Eleni Schirmer (Controversial Issues in Education)

Philosopher Tony Laden explores the ethical dimensions of teachers union strikes with labor scholar Eleni Schirmer.

Topics: K-12, Teaching

Love and Teaching | Meghan Sullivan and Maria Salazar (Teaching Better)

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

Educational Opportunity with Jencks’s Principles of Justice | Jaime Ahlberg (Popular Papers)

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

The Ethics of Punishment | John Tillson and Winston C. Thompson (Controversial Issues in Education)

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

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

Learning Through Conversation | Agnes Callard (Teaching Better)

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 | Jen Kling (Teaching Better)

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 | Bailey Szustak (Teaching Better)

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

Interactive Methods and Feminist Critiques | Susan Kennedy (Teaching Better)

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 as Skills | W. John Koolage (Teaching Better)

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