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Title: Clarifying Expectations and Improving Productivity in Philosophy 101 (ETHICS)


1
Clarifying Expectations and Improving
Productivity in Philosophy 101 (ETHICS)
  • J ANGELO CORLETT, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Philosophy Ethics

2
BASIC DESIGN
  • Expanding course syllabus.
  • Integrating streaming videos into contents of
    Powerpoint slides.

3
CLARIFYING EXPECTATIONS
  • Introduction of syllabus on first day of class by
    way of Blackboard.
  • Teaching students how to use Blackboard to access
    syllabus.

4
Examples of Clarifying Expectations
  • Statement of Course Content Advisory.
  • Statement of student responsibility for learning.
  • Clarifying nature and scope of course.
  • Inclusion of How to do well in this course.
  • Clarifying what is expected of students to earn
    As, Bs, Cs, Ds, and Fs.

5
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
  • Linking PP slide contents to streaming videos in
    class sessions to illustrate points and
    facilitate discussions.
  • Topics punishment racism reparations
    terrorism....

6
EXAMPLES OF STREAMING VIDEOS
  • PBS video on wrongfully imprisoned inmates (Part
    2 of course punishment)
  • Dave Chappelle video skit on the black white
    supremacist (Part 3 of course racism).
  • Prince concert video on reparations to US Blacks
    (Family Name) (Part 3 of course reparations).
  • PBS video on 9/11 (Part 4 of course terrorism).

7
LEARNING GAINS
  • Increase student understanding of what is
    expected of them (syllabus).
  • Maximize student philosophical understanding of
    ethical issues (streaming videos).
  • Teaching students to apply philosophical skills
    to their internet research. Historical, medical
    and other issues often have imbedded
    philosophical and ethical ones.

8
GAUGING STUDENT SUCCESS
  • Quiz on course syllabus on 2nd session.
  • Examinations on contents of Parts 1-4 of course.
  • Student evaluations.
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