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April 22, 2016 - Curriculum Consultation

Virtues in the University Classroom: Implementation and Assessment

April 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Bizzell Library, Room 516

Dr. Jason Baehr (Loyola Marymount University) will offer training on curriculum design and assessment. This event is primarily for OU faculty who are part of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing’s Course Development Program.

To learn how you can participate in the Institute's Course Development Program, read our Call for Course Proposals.

About Dr. Jason Baehr

(From Dr. Baehr's website)

I’m a professor in the philosophy department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (above), where I began teaching in 2003. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2002.

My main areas of research are epistemology and virtue theory, especially virtue epistemology. I think and write about questions like: What’s important or valuable from an epistemic (or intellectual) point of view? To what extent does the quality of one’s thinking, or one’s ability to acquire epistemic goods like knowledge and understanding, depend on the quality of one’s character? How are volition and agency related to epistemic achievement? What’s the nature and structure of epistemic goods like knowledge, understanding, and wisdom? What’s the nature and structure of intellectual virtues like curiosity, intellectual humility, intellectual courage, and open-mindedness? How is epistemic excellence related to moral excellence? How can philosophical theories of epistemic goods and virtues be applied to practical or professional contexts like education and public discourse?

My book on virtue epistemology, The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. I recently directed the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project, which involved the application of virtue epistemology to educational theory and practice. In connection with this project, I helped found the Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach, a new charter middle school in Long Beach, CA, and edited Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology, published by Routledge in 2016.

Photos of this event are posted on the Institute's Flickr page