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Teaching Memo 2: Using “Scaffolded Writing” Assignments to Teach Critical Skills

In a recent paper in the journal Teaching Philosophy, Cynthia D. Coe wrote about teaching via “scaffolded writing,” which she describes as follows: Scaffolding breaks [the expectations about critical thinking and writing] into a progressive series of papers, moving from … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo 1: The Purposes and Methods of an Introduction to Philosophy Course

When I was an undergraduate, I remember my first day in my introduction to philosophy class at Washington & Jefferson College, which was team-taught by David Schrader and Lloyd Mitchell (guest starring Andrew Rembert, on occasion). The course was subtitled … Continue reading

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