Getting Political Philosophy Students to Argue for Themselves: Methods, Experiments, and Teaching Without Preaching

The PSA's Teaching and Learning Network are pleased to be hosting their fourth series of webinars 'Teaching Politics and IR online: Key Issues, Skills and Pedagogy'. 

Tuesday 15th June (3-4pm) led by Dr Jonathan Floyd, University of Bristol.

This webinar, hosted by PSA teaching prize winner Dr Jonathan Floyd, will discuss his approach to teaching political theory/philosophy in universities, as developed over the last ten years. One of the key aspects of that is explaining to students how the nuts and bolts of normative argument work, and in turn how they can start to do this for themselves, along the way handling the conflicting pressures of (a) students being excited by studying controversial topics and dilemmas, but also (b) growing worries on campus about causing offence, or alienating some part of the student body, depending on the material. All of this is connected by the idea that we get students to mount their own arguments, showing them 'how' to think rather than 'what' to think, because as soon as it sounds like the latter, you can start to lose them.

Please ensure you register prior to the event. The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and joining instructions will be sent to participants the morning of the event. 

PSA Members who attend three or more of the T&L Webinar series receive a certificate of participation.

To find out more and watch previous webinars from our Teaching and Learning Network, check out the PSA's Youtube Channel.