Information and Registration for First PLATO Institute June 2011

October 26, 2010

First PLATO Institute

Columbia University-Teachers College ~ 179 Grace Dodge Hall
June 28-29, 2011 ~ New York City

Philosophy and Education:
Introducing Philosophy to Young People 

Institute sessions:
Philosophical Sensitivity and Preparation of K-12 Philosophy Teachers
Ethics in the Classroom
Epistemology in the Classroom
Social and Political Philosophy in the Classroom
Metaphysics in the Classroom
Logic/practical reasoning in the Classroom
Aesthetics in the Classroom
Collaborative Models for Teaching Pre-College Philosophy
Methods of Assessment/Evaluation of Pre-College Philosophy Programs



Speakers will include:

Arik Ben-Avi, Yale University
Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nemira Gasiunas, Columbia University
Jen Glaser, Mandel Leadership Institute and Columbia University-Teachers College
Sara Goering, University of Washington
Steven Goldberg, Oak Park and River Forest High School
Mitchell Green, University of Virginia
Maughn Gregory, Montclair State University
Angela Harper, Rutgers University
David Hilbert, University of Illinois/Chicago
Timothy Ignaffo, Columbia University-Teachers College
Deanna Kuhn, Columbia University–Teachers College
Jana Mohr Lone, University of Washington
Gareth Matthews, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Craig Merow, Germantown Academy
Claudia Mills, University of Colorado
Trevor Norris, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Joe Oyler, Montclair State University
Jeff Sebo, New York University
David Shaenfield, Columbia University/Columbia Secondary School
David Shapiro, Cascadia Community College
Michael Seifried, Columbia University
Ariana Stokas, Bard College
Deborah Tollefsen, University of Memphis
Wendy Turgeon, St. Joseph’s College
Thomas Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College
Vicki Weafer, Columbia Secondary School/Columbia University


For registration and hotel information, click here



The First PLATO Institute is sponsored by the

APA Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy

and The Squire Family Foundation