page contains links to syllabi and course material published
on the web by philosophy instructors. It is edited by Andrew
Carpenter, an assistant professor of Philosophy at Antioch
Why do this? Teachers of philosophy often find it interesting
to learn how others organize courses. Students looking for
topics for independent studies or thesis research can get
useful information, as can faculty who are constructing
learning course based at the Department of Philosophy, University
of Sheffield, run in association with the Philosophical
Society of England. The site includes extracts from the
six Pathways programs, a study guide, introductory book
list, examples of students' work, and selections from an
archive of correspondence with Pathways students. Visitors
can submit problems on the 'Ask a Philosopher' page.
1995, over 200 students from 30 countries world wide have
enrolled on the Pathways programs.
Launched in August 1997, the Pathways web site has risen
to become the number one distance learning site on the World
Wide Web dedicated to philosophy.
is a no frills web site, easy to navigate and packed with
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Pathways offers a range of six mind expanding philosophy
programs under the guidance of an academic mentor. The programs
are self-contained, designed to be intellectually challenging
while remaining accessible to students who have no prior
knowledge of philosophy. Our aim is to illuminate and provoke,
to challenge preconceived ideas, and make you see things
Each Pathways program is written as an original contribution
to philosophy, aimed at capturing the interest of students
of all ranges of ability from absolute beginners to graduates.
At whatever level you are able to engage with the study
materials, you will find a lively and sympathetic response
from your mentor.
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The site is split up into zones, the Teacher Zone, Parent
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in Action" was created by three diverse students, Alice
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Jonathan from the United States. Using the latest
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innovative site is a virtual classroom, a teacher's dream.
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"Course" is a well-developed, systematic line
of study, similar to (but often less extensive than) a high
school or college course. Course descriptions include an
approximate number of hours required for mastery. Courses
should include opportunities for interaction and self-testing.
All courses should be linked to 6 other World Wide Web learning
resources; and, some of these links MUST connect to alternative
perspectives and interpretations of the courses' subject
are not generally associated with human teachers.
distance learning course based at the Department of Philosophy,
University of Sheffield, run in association with the Philosophical
Society of England. The site includes extracts from the six
Pathways programs, a study guide, introductory book list,
examples of students' work, and selections from an archive
of correspondence with Pathways students. Visitors can submit
problems on the 'Ask a Philosopher' page.
Pathways programs are run in association with The Philosophical
Society of England, which publishes the journal 'The Philosopher'.
by I Lee offers quick click to Search Engines, Search Tools,
and other Research Guides. A virtual Library of useful URLs
including philosophy. How to write an A+ research paper, do
presentation, write footnotes, endnotes, parenthetical references
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given, including Internet citations.
and maintained by David
Lourie. This site blends philosophy with
humour and spirituality. It has won the "10 Best On The
Web" Award. The Buddhist cartoon strip has been translated
into 8 languages.
Resources Search Engine.
Philosophy provides an open forum for the exchange and
evaluation of ideas, information, and materials concerning
the teaching of philosophy. Published quarterly, each issue
contains articles, discussions, reports, and case studies
on practical and theoretical issues. Areas explored include
the relationship between philosophy and its teaching, the
nature of philosophy curricula, courses and methods, and the
unique problems that exist for philosophy teachers.
journal investigates experimental and interdisciplinary
courses with philosophical content as well as those that
develop the philosophical aspects of other fields. Readers
will learn about innovative teaching methods, successful
classroom stratagems, and the use of new materials. An extensive
review section includes reviews of new books, computer software,
and instructional videos.
a substantial list of websites to help students learn to write
academic essays in philosophy.