Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Teaching Community College (w/ Alberto Mendoza and Rob Gressis)
Rob Gressis (professor of philosophy at California State University, Northridge) talks with Alberto Mendoza-Larreynaga (adjunct professor of philosophy at Antelope Valley College) about what it's like to teach philosophy in a community college, as well as writing an ever-changing textbook addressed to community college students.
01:59 The students at Antelope Valley College
08:06 How do you teach students academic norms?
12:54 What other problems bedevil community college students?
18:22 How first-generation, STEM-majoring, community college students react to philosophy.
26:17 Alberto’s research on getting students to relate more to critical thinking
33:03 Rob probably accuses Alberto of hypocrisy
37:01 Why Alberto is writing a critical thinking textbook: price and pedagogy
48:10 What is critical thinking?
52:57 Has teaching critical thinking made Alberto and Rob better critical thinkers?
Brought to you by Robert Gressis of Everyday Philosophers