Epistemic Value

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CFP: Educating for Intellectual Virtues

Friday-Saturday, June 21-22
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Plenary speakers: Shari Tishman (Harvard), Marvin Berkowitz (Missouri, St. Louis), Harvey Siegel (Miami), and Linda Zagzebski (Oklahoma).

This conference will bring together education theorists, psychologists, and philosophers to discuss intellectual virtues and their role in educational theory and practice. Intellectual virtues are the character traits of a good thinker or learner. They include curiosity, wonder, attentiveness, intellectual perseverance, open-mindedness, creativity, intellectual courage, intellectual rigor, intellectual humility, and more. 

Papers will address the following or related questions:

- What is intellectual character? How is intellectual character related to moral, civic, performance, or other dimensions of character? 
- Which intellectual virtues are most important to thinking and learning and why?
- How does the goal of fostering intellectual virtues compare with similar educational goals like critical thinking, metacognition, education of the whole person, or lifelong learning? 
- What might it look like to educate for intellectual virtues? What policies might schools adopt? What sorts of strategies or techniques might teachers use? 
- How can growth in intellectual virtues be measured or assessed? 

Deadline for submissions (abstracts or full papers) is February 15, 2013. Please see attached CFP or for more information about the conference. 

The conference is part of the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project, housed at Loyola Marymount University and sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. To learn more, please visit: http://intellectualvirtues.org. 

Please contact Professor Jason Baehr (jbaehr@lmu.edu) or his assistant Nathaniel Currie (ncurrie@lion.lmu.edu) with questions.