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The PRS subject centre: four years on

MacDonald Ross, G. (2005) The PRS subject centre: four years on. AAPT News: The Newsletter of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, 28 (1). pp. 3-4.

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At the AAPT International Workshop/Conference at Alverno College in 2000, I was invited to give a presentation on the recently established Philosophical and Religious Studies Centre of the Learning and Teaching Support Network. My presentation was published in AAPT News, 24/1, Spring 2001, pp.3–8. In the UK, there had never previously been a forum for publishing articles or conducting discussions specifically concerned with teaching philosophy. In those early days, I naively expected that there would be scores of philosophers scattered throughout the UK eager to share their ideas about teaching philosophy, and to publicise their innovative methods of teaching and assessment. This turned out not to be the case. Although we now have a growing resource of articles and reviews in our journal Discourse and on our website, these are mostly the outcomes of projects we have funded with grants of up to about $5k. We still have difficulty persuading people to write for us voluntarily, or to attend workshops and conferences — much more difficulty than subject centres covering other disciplines. It is worth considering possible reasons for this: (Continues..)

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Leeds Philosophy Department
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007 14:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:04
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3248

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