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This page contains documents related to Andrew Komasinski's philosophy teaching.
While at Fordham University, I taught four sections of Philosophical Ethics and four sections of Philosophy of Human Nature. I have also taught Critical Thinking at Loyola Marymount University and Hokkaido University of Education Asahikawa. You can find syllabuses and course evaluatiosn below. In addition to these courses, I have also taught part of a Environmental Ethics course at Hokkaido University and incorporated philosophical texts into other courses at Hokkaido University of Education.


Ongoing Projects

Flipped Classroom Critical Thinking
As part of my current teaching, I work with students who are non-native speakers of English. At the same time, as a philosopher by profession, I do not want tomake my classes mere English classes. As a solution, I have started to use a flipped lecture style for this class. What that means is that my lectures are freely available on youtube. Students watch them as homework. I start each class with questions and a quiz. Then we work on more advanced problems that build on the knowledge in class. (I welcome comments and suggestions for how to do this better).
The video part of this work is available for use on youtube. The in-class exercises are being revised each semester to more effectively teach critical thinking concepts.