Marcus Discusses Classroom Challenges at APA Meeting
Contact: Russell Marcus
February 20, 2012
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus gave two presentations at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association on Feb. 16 in Chicago. Both were made in a group session for the American Association of Philosophy Teachers that focused on challenges in the classroom.
In “The Bully, the Solipsist, and the Sponge” Marcus classified various types of philosophy students and described some strategies for dealing with them. His second presentation, “Three In-Class Logic Problems,” concerned “ways to handle the spread of student abilities to do formal work, the difficulties raised by spending too much time on homework” and methods Marcus has developed to connect logic with philosophy and other areas of study.