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12/14/2018

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Marcus Arvan

So cool - I really want to think about how I might try this out!

PrinceGoGo

This sounds great. It seems like a brilliant way to teach Phil of Science, but I'm sure it would work for many other topics (e.g. applied ethics). I try to start lectures with a 'starter question' on some accessible issue related to the lecture topic that will draw the students in, but I love the idea of the lecture being the culmination of the week's progress.

Shame this post hasn't got more attention, but I guess coming the day after a job market thread made such a fate inevitable...

Paul

Yes, I also think this is a really interesting idea. I teach a lot of social science and philosophy, and I am sure that this could work in some of those classes as well. Of course, coming up with the exercises is the tough part...

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