As of today, MAP@Leeds has started supporting the teaching of AS Philosophy at Allerton High School in Leeds. As this is the first year in which the school has offered its pupils the opportunity to study philosophy, our role is to support the teacher in finding the best ways to engage the pupils with the challenging material.
Throughout January-March 2017, we will be running four sessions in which both MAP@Leeds and other University of Leeds PhD students travel to the school and deliver interactive sessions. The aim is to teach the pupils how to apply the theory that they have encountered in their classes to larger ideas and problems in the real world. In this way, we hope to show the pupils the relevance and applicability of the more abstract thoughts and arguments in their curriculum. By sharing our enthusiasm about the subject, we want to spark the pupils’ interest and curiosity in philosophical enquiry in general. We are hoping to expand this kind of collaboration to other schools in the wider Leeds area in the coming months.
Teacher in the Leeds area? Please get in touch for Philosophy support sessions!
Email us at PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk
The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter would like to cordially invite you to attend its second conference, to be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Our theme will be the philosophy of disability. Given that the interest in the philosophical aspects of disability is fairly new, there still are a lot of issues which need to be explored, including but not limited to:
Call for Abstracts: Students who are currently undertaking or have recently completed a Master’s or a Doctoral programme are invited to submit abstracts ranging from between 400 to 600 words. They should be prepared for blind review, and should have an anticipated presentation length of 30 minutes (which will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A session). Submissions are to be sent to PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk by March 20th, 2017. We ask that submissions be in a standard file format (no cloud services please). The selected presenters will be notified of their acceptance by April 9th, 2017. It should go without saying, but we highly encourage submissions from those who are traditionally under-represented.
Keynote Speaker: We are delighted to announce that the conference will end with a talk on disability, ethics, and epistemology, given by professor Jackie Leach Scully, from Newcastle University.
Funding: We are able to offer the presenters optional free accommodation with the current postgraduate students from the philosophy department of the University of Leeds and, depending of the funding we will secure, we can hopefully also cover some of their travel costs (details to come on our conference website).
We are dedicated to running an inclusive and accessible event. Should you have any specific requirements, please contact the conference organizers and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs. This event will be run in accordance with the BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the MAP@Leeds Team:
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