In this volume, Julinna Oxley and Ramona Ilea bring together essays that examine and defend the use of experiential learning activities to teach philosophical terms, concepts, arguments, and practices. Experiential learning emphasizes the importance of student engagement outside the traditional classroom structure. Service learning, studying abroad, engaging in large-scale collaborative projects such as creating blogs, websites and videos, and practically applying knowledge in a reflective, creative and rigorous way are all forms of experiential learning. Taken together, the contributions to Experiential Learning in Philosophy argue that teaching philosophy is about doing philosophy with others. The book is divided into two sections: essays that engage in the philosophical debate about defining and implementing experiential learning, and essays that describe how to integrate experiential learning into the teaching of philosophy. Experiential Learning in Philosophy provides a timely reflection on best practices for teaching philosophical ideals and theories, an examination of the evolution of the discipline of philosophy and its adoption (or reclamation) of active modes of learning, and an anticipation of the ways in which pedagogical practices will continue to evolve in the 21st century.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"Experiential Learning in Philosophy invites professors and students to step out of `Plato's cave' - the `chalk and talk' classroom - and let in some fresh air and sunlight. It presents a wonderful array of experiential learning techniques which can help philosophical study come alive for all participants. After reading this excellent volume it will be hard to see - or teach - philosophy in quite the same way." -Drew Leder, Loyola University Maryland, USA