Assistant Professor to give Early Career Invited Lecture during Congress

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Assistant Professor to give Early Career Invited Lecture during Congress

Published on May 13 2014


Trevor Norris, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, has been honoured by the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society and has been asked to deliver the Early Career Invited Lecture during this year’s Congress.

 
His talk will be based in part on his SSHRC-funded research into the teaching and learning of philosophy in Ontario high schools, focusing on issues that arose in revising the philosophy curriculum documents, key insights from his experience teaching the first philosophy teacher education course offered in Ontario, and preliminary findings from the SSHRC research in philosophy classrooms.
 
Norris, who has been teaching at Brock since 2012, says that he is grateful for the opportunity to share the results of the work he is so passionate about.
 
“I am honored to have the opportunity to deliver the Early Career Invited Lecture of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society this year,” he said. “[I] am very excited to begin sharing some of the first results of our analysis of philosophy in schools with the wider academic community."
 
His findings will serve as a springboard that raise broader philosophical questions about the teaching and learning of philosophy and are relevant for anyone interested in promoting thought and inquiry across the curriculum.
With a particular focus on the internationally unique Grade 11 and 12 philosophy courses in Ontario, Norris notes that his talk will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the ways in which thinking and reasoning can be promoted in schools.
 
The lecture, “Teaching Thinking: Philosophical Questions about the Teaching Philosophy” will take place on May 26 in Academic South room 217 from 3-4:15 p.m.
 
 
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