Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Teaching Community College (w/ Alberto Mendoza and Rob Gressis)

April 02, 2021 00:59:14
Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Teaching Community College (w/ Alberto Mendoza and Rob Gressis)
Everyday Philosophers
Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Teaching Community College (w/ Alberto Mendoza and Rob Gressis)

Apr 02 2021 | 00:59:14

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Show Notes

Rob Gressis (professor of philosophy at California State University, Northridge) talks with Alberto Mendoza-Larreynaga (adjunct professor of philosophy at Antelope Valley College) about what it's like to teach philosophy in a community college, as well as writing an ever-changing textbook addressed to community college students.

01:59​ The students at Antelope Valley College
08:06​ How do you teach students academic norms?
12:54​ What other problems bedevil community college students?
18:22​ How first-generation, STEM-majoring, community college students react to philosophy.
26:17​ Alberto’s research on getting students to relate more to critical thinking
33:03​ Rob probably accuses Alberto of hypocrisy
37:01​ Why Alberto is writing a critical thinking textbook: price and pedagogy
48:10​ What is critical thinking?
52:57​ Has teaching critical thinking made Alberto and Rob better critical thinkers?

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