Professional Associations


  • The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) provides its members online access to resources for philosophy instructors, and maintains a useful list of documents and resources.

  • American Philosophical Association has a Teaching Committee, which maintains a newsletter with teaching ideas.

  • The Lilly Foundation hosts a series of regional conferences on new directions in college teaching.  If you are interested in pedagogy, you should definitely attend one of these (and submit a proposal for a presentation on something innovative that you are doing). You'll learn a lot about the interesting new things that are happening, and also get a lot of inspiration for things to do in your own class.

  • The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) is a national organization that advocates and supports introducing philosophy to pre-college students.



Update: April 28, 2015