American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy


published on March 1, 2019

Craig Derksen

Reflections on Teaching Applied Environmental Ethics in a Philosophy Course

I designed and executed an environmental ethics course intended to provide a useful product to a municipal partner. In teaching the course I had an opportunity to get concrete experience in experiential teaching. I share my experiences with being a philosopher in an applied program and tie it to the models of experiential learning. My experience indicates that the important work is not the abstract conceptualization or the concrete experience, but the bridging between them.

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