Intellectual Humility in Secondary Education – High-Phi
In the summer of 2017, Humility and Conviction in Public life will sponsor a summer institute with Project High-Phi. Project High-Phi began in 2010 with the idea of making philosophy more accessible to high school students. Since that time it has supported internships in which college students work with high school teachers to help them find ways of incorporating philosophical discussion into their classroom. High-Phi has sponsored nationwide essay contests, and has provided resources for teachers, students and their families to engage with philosophy in ways that do not depend on being in a university.
Currently, Project High-Phi, now based at the University of Connecticut, is working to develop dual-enrollment courses in Connecticut high schools. In this way, and with the support of the Office of Early College Experience at UConn, high school students can take philosophy courses at their schools that will also earn them UConn credit. That credit may also be used at most other U.S. colleges and universities.