Teaching Discussion Skills: A Metacognitive Approach

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The art of discussion—sharing ideas, sharpening arguments, engaging in disagreement—is often seen as central to philosophy classes. Yet we rarely take the time to reflect carefully on what makes for a substantial, productive, and lively philosophical conversation, and we almost never set ourselves the task of becoming better philosophical conversational partners.

In this presentation, Ann Cahill, Professor of Philosophy at Elon University, explores strategies for teaching discussion skills with examples from her two week course for the Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy held in Clinton, New York.

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Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy

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Philosophy Department, Hamilton College

Event Location

Clinton, NY, USA

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Hamilton Areas of Study


Hamilton Scholarship Series

Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy

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