Sep 26 2019


Call for Proposals - AAPT Conference on Teaching Philosophy

Conference dates and location

22-25 July, 2020

Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio (near Columbus)


Interactive workshops related to teaching and learning philosophy at any educational level are welcome. We encourage creative approaches to individual or panel workshops on:

  • Innovative and successful teaching strategies, course/ assignment design
  • How work in other disciplines can improve the teaching
    of philosophy
  • Innovative uses of instructional technologies
  • Teaching in non-traditional settings
  • Methods to improve student learning
  • Professional issues connected to teaching
  • Diversity and Inclusion in our classrooms and discipline
  • Special Topic - High Impact Practices: experiential learning, service-learning, community engagement, undergraduate research, and more.


Proposals should include:

  • Session title
  • Length of the proposed session: 20-30 minute session, 60-minute session, 90-minute session (please include a justification if requesting 90-minutes). 100-200 word abstract suitable for the conference program.
    • Based on participant feedback, we are reducing the number of 90-minute workshops available and adding more 20-30 minute “flash” sessions which would be the perfect place for mini-workshops, assignment/curricula exhibitions or design activities, hosted table-discussions and other similar sessions. This meets dual goals of keeping a wide variety of people participating while also allowing more unscheduled time for informal interactions between participants.
    • 1-3 page description of session goals and interactive design, planned handouts, etc.
    • A list of relevant sources

To facilitate anonymous review, no identifying information should appear in the proposal. Please include contact information for each presenter, including institutional affiliations, in the email or on a separate cover sheet.

How to submit

Send submissions via email to Jane Drexler, at

Deadline: January 17, 2020

Further information

The AAPT is a collegial community of engaged teacher-scholars, dedicated to sharing ideas, experiences, and advice about teaching philosophy, and to the support and encouragement of both new and experienced philosophy teachers. Visit the AAPT website for some model proposals from past years and additional information about the AAPT or the Workshop-Conference.

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