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Teaching and Learning: Metaphysical, Epistemic and Ethical Issues.

Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, Friday-Saturday March 10-11, 2017. 

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The workshop will comprise talks from six visiting speakers: Andrea Kern (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Will Small (Illinois), Joseph Dunne (Dublin), Henrike Moll (Psychology, USC) and Jonathan Dancy (UT Austin).  Andrea Kern will also be giving the Philosophy Department colloquium that week on Thursday at 4 pm.

This is the first of two workshops on similar themes. The second will take place in London, UK, at UCL Institute of Education, 5-6 May, 2017. Registration is open for the London workshop. Further details and registration form here.


Kingston Schedule

Thursday, March 9

4:00-6:00: Philosophy Colloquium, Andrea Kern, “Kant’s Conception of a Self-Conscious Capacity for Knowledge”.  Room: Watson 517

6:00-7:00: Reception at Queen’s University Club


Teaching and Learning: Metaphysical, Epistemic and Ethical Issues

Friday, March 10 Workshop:

Venue: Watson Hall Room 517

9.00-9.15: Introduction

9.15-10.45: Andrea Kern (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), “The Philosophical Significance of the Idea of Education”.  Chair: David Bakhurst

11:00-12:30: Will Small (Illinois at Chicago), “The Structure of Practical Knowledge: Capacity, Act, and Habit”.  Chair: Christine Sypnowich

12:30-1:45: Break

1.45-3.15: Paul Fairfield (Queen’s), “Can Creative Thinking Be Taught?”.  Chair: Ryan McInerney

3.30-5.00: Henrike Moll (USC), “Children’s Understanding of Learning and Teaching”.  Chair: Michael Vossen

5.30: Reception at University Club, Stuart Street.


Saturday, March 11

9.00-10.30: Jonathan Dancy (UT Austin), “Honing Practical Judgement”. Chair: Lesley Jamieson                                                         

10.45-12.15: Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), “Teaching and Telling”.  Chair: Kurt Mertel

12.15-1.15: Break

1.15-2.00: General Discussion

 Visit to Agnes Etherington Art Centre (optional!).