Project High-Phi at the University of Connecticut
announces its first
Summer Institute in Philosophy for High School Teachers:
Intellectual Humility in Secondary Education
Are you a high school teacher looking to incorporate Philosophy into your curriculum? The UConn Summer Institute in Philosophy is here to provide tools to help you develop either a semester- or year-long course in Philosophy, or build philosophical content into one you already teach. Including philosophy in literature, science, history, or social science classes will help your students confront perennial questions of truth, morality, justice, knowledge, reason, and the self, as well as helping them to appreciate the controversial and complex nature of such questions. This will in turn encourage students to cultivate intellectual humility—an appreciation of their own fallibility, of the variety of positions that may be taken toward controversial questions, and of the importance of developing and critiquing arguments supporting answers to them.
See the pdf below for the full details.
Institute Director: Mitchell Green, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Professor Green has three decades of experience teaching Philosophy (at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, and the University of Connecticut). He has directed two Summer Institutes in Philosophy for High School Teachers supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also founding director of Project High-Phi, which since 2010 has supported philosophical education in America’s high schools.
Visiting Speakers: On each day of our Institute, we will welcome a visiting speaker from another university to discuss topics within her or his areas of expertise.
Workshop Format: Morning sessions will be lecture and discussion, with focus on an historical text or a contemporary philosophical topic. Afternoon sessions generally be will be breakout, enabling curricular development in consultation with visiting specialists. Participants will produce a new, or revise an extant syllabus by the end of the Workshop. Throughout our time together, we will aim to build a community of teacher-scholars who will continue to collaborate with one another well beyond the summer. Our time together will culminate in a field trip to a nearby location of philosophical interest.
Please visit this website for a Word Doc version of the application.