Anyone Going to APA East?


If any philosophers (or non-philosophers) out there are planning to attend this year’s virtual American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division conference this weekend, I’ll be on a panel on Saturday, January 9th, from 2-3:45 PM EST discussing how to design critical-thinking courses to be taught online.


The panel is being put on by the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT), a sub-group of ALA made up of professors who teach college courses on those two subjects as well as a few outsiders involved in the critical-thinking education game (like yours truly).


Over the course of 2020, I helped a number of educators at the K-12 and college/graduate school level redesign their courses based on instructional design principles that optimize them for remote teaching and learning. I will be joining a group of teachers and professors who have developed and implemented their own strategies for online teaching of critical-thinking course content.


Below is the entry in the APA program for the event and, if you’d like to sign up (it’s only $100 for APA members, $190 for non-members), you can still do so here.


Saturday, January 9th, 2-3:45 PM


Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) Topic: On-line Courses in Critical Thinking: How Should They Be Designed?


Chair: Lloyd Carr (Rivier University)


Panelists:

  • Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University)

  • Jonathan Haber (that’s me!)

  • Andy Egan (Rutgers University)

  • Allison Cohen (Langley High School and PLATO)

  • Jeff Buechner (Rutgers University–Newark and The Saul Kripke Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY)