Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, Room 310
The Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium (EPIC) is excited to announce their 14th Symposium featuring special guest, Floor Rombout.
To critically investigate values and value judgments is considered an important citizenship skill (Veugelers & Vedder, 2003), and Floor Rombout believes that students typically learn and practice value-loaded critical thinking when they participate in a philosophical inquiry. For that reason, she has analyzed philosophical inquiries of five different teachers in their high school philosophy classes, in order to assess the amount and quality of value-loaded critical thinking in these inquiries. In addition, she will identify various ways in which teachers can give rise to critical examination of values.
As a group, explore the concept of value-loaded critical thinking and the way in which we can facilitate inquiries aimed at developing value-loaded critical thinking of our students.
About Floor Rombout
Floor Rombout is a high school philosophy teacher and Ph.D. candidate from the Netherlands. She has been working as a philosophy teacher for various audiences in the past seven years and is currently enjoying her involvement at a secondary institution due to practicing and teaching philosophical ideas. Her Ph.D. research investigates the relationship between the teacher’s facilitation of philosophical classroom discussions and students’ value loaded critical thinking skills.