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)
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)