Our First Phronesis Project, Spring 2013 Engaged Philosophy/Engaged Citizens hypothesis: student-designed philosophy curriculum focused on pragmatist, community-level social justice content, increases student-citizen identity, participation, motivation, and self-efficacy.
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Our First Phronesis Project,Spring 2013Engaged Philosophy/Engaged Citizenshypothesis:student-designed philosophy curriculum focused on pragmatist, community-level social justice content, increases student-citizen identity, participation, motivation, and self-efficacy.
What if at-risk high-school students were given a chance to help organize a philosophy seminar at OSU designed just for them?
Take Phronesis Founders, L-R:
Peace Activist and PhD student, Linda Richards
…and add staff and students from the alternative education program at nearby
College Hill High School
Project: Bullying Awareness
“Thank you for giving us this opportunity to be able to come to this class and learn all these amazing things.”
Project: Homelessness in Corvallis
“I like that everybody is accepting of people that come from different walks of life. The class really helps me to notice more the way I act towards others.”
Project: Bullying Victim’s Rights
Project: Poverty and Minorities
“I enjoy the straight-forward approach, because it allows for openness and facilitates the idea that it is ok to talk about certain topics without feeling closed off or awkward.”
Project: Homelessness in PDX and Corvallis
Project: Bullying Prevention
Project: Bullying at Corvallis High School
Experiments in Engaged Ethics
Can scientists be political and objective?
Who counts as a “person”?
What is “race” in America – why does it matter?
Do we need a new environmental ethic?