College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
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In this research project, the author presents a curriculum for a Philosophy 101 college course that implements active learning techniques to enhance and motivate student learning. Teaching introductory philosophy is a difficult task due to the intricate nature of the subject matter. Teachers must discover instructional strategies that transmit philosophical knowledge more effectively beyond the employment of traditional teaching methods, such as a lecture, to their students. Based on this author's research, active learning methods can provide an effective instructional technique for those who teach introductory philosophy courses. The curriculum in Chapter 4 provides a framework for teachers to implement active learning techniques for a Philosophy 101 course.
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Des Armier, David R. Jr., "Techniques to Promote Active Learners in Introductory Philosophy Courses: a Curriculum for a Philosophy 101 Course" (2009). Student Publications. 14.