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.

chapter |18 pages

Experiential Learning in Philosophy

Theory and Practice
ByJulinna Oxley, Ramona Ilea

part |97 pages

Philosophical Reflections on Experiential Learning

chapter |16 pages

Practicing Philosophy

Philosophy with Children and Experiential Learning
ByMichael D. Burroughs

chapter |13 pages

Performing Care Ethics

Empathy, Acting, and Embodied Learning
ByMaurice Hamington

chapter |12 pages

Dewey and Collaborative Experiential Learning Indoors

ByMinerva Ahumada

chapter |12 pages

Philosophy, Critical Pedagogy, and Experiential Learning

ByJ. Jeremy Wisnewski

chapter |12 pages

Implicit Bias, Race, and Gender

Experiential Learning and Dual-Process Cognition
ByDan Yim

chapter |16 pages

Cultivating Citizenship

Assessing Student-Designed Civic Engagement Projects in Philosophy Classes
BySusan C. C. Hawthorne, Monica Janzen, Ramona Ilea, Chad Wiener

part |120 pages

Examples: Experiential Learning Courses

part |41 pages

A. Social Change through Philosophy

chapter |12 pages

Emergent Learning in Independent Studies

The Story of the Accessible Icon Project
ByBrian Glenney

chapter |9 pages

Taking Animals Seriously

Ethics in Action
ByKathie Jenni

chapter |9 pages

Experiential Learning in a Social Justice Course

Philosophy as Transformative Experience
ByMegan Halteman Zwart

chapter |10 pages

Feminist Philosophy and Civic Engagement

The Educational Fair
BySharon M. Meagher

part |39 pages

B. Service-Learning and Community Engagement through Philosophy

chapter |8 pages

Engaging with Global Justice through Internships

ByEricka Tucker

chapter |10 pages

Cultivating Responsible Global Citizenship

Philosophical Exploration & Service Learning in Guyana
ByKatherine E. Kirby

chapter |10 pages

Minding Philosophy

Service Learning and Intellectual Disability
ByDonna S. Turney

part |37 pages

C. New Directions in Experiential Learning in Philosophy

chapter |10 pages

Philosophy as Practice

Zen and Archery
ByGregory A. Clark

chapter |9 pages

Museums as the Philosophy Lab

Technology and Cognition Beyond the Brain
ByRobin L. Zebrowski