Teaching Philosophy in a Global Society

A Symposium on Teaching Philosophy in a Global Society
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece

The Philosophy Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is seeking panelists for A Symposium on Teaching Philosophy in a Global Society, 22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Philosophy.

The purpose of the symposium is to engage discussion of such questions as: What do students expect to learn from philosophy teachers in the 21st century? How do different teachers at the University and College level teach Philosophy to undergraduate students in different countries in a globalised world? What are the different approaches in teaching philosophy? What are the main goals and what themes do different teachers of philosophy emphasise?  Panelists will be asked to give a brief presentation on one or two of the questions facing educators, and to participate in discussion with other panelists and the audience.  The aim of the symposium is to help the participants enhance their teaching of philosophy at their home institutions.  Copies of the presentations will be distributed to other panelists and will be posted on the ATINER site before the symposium to allow potential participants to read them before the symposium.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 1 April 2017, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Patricia Hanna, Head, Philosophy Unit of ATINER & Professor, University of Utah, USA.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on http://www.atiner.gr/fees.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.