Benjamin V. Hole
First quarter: seminar on topics of importance to a graduate student teaching two quiz sections of a large lecture course. Second quarter: focus on helping student prepare to teach own course. Prerequisite: graduate standing in philosophy. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
The primary goal of this seminar is to reflect on the strategies and obstacles for designing and teaching one’s own course in the philosophy department at the University of Washington. Through readings and interactive experiences, seminar participants will explore issues, experiment with approaches, and engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, in a community of philosophical reflection, in order to strengthen their pedagogical choices. Participants will critically reflect on theoretical aspects of course design, as well as specific decisions such as ones involving grading. We will study how to select learning objectives and, by understanding the principles of integrated course design, participants will examine how to best guide students to the successful achievement of these goals.
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