by Robert Gressis
I talked with Alberto Mendoza-Larreynaga (adjunct professor of philosophy at Antelope Valley College) about what it’s like to teach philosophy in a community college, as well as writing an ever-changing textbook addressed to community college students.
01:59 The students at Antelope Valley College 08:06 How do you teach students academic norms? 12:54 What other problems bedevil community college students? 18:22 How first-generation, STEM-majoring, community college students react to philosophy. 26:17 Alberto’s research on getting students to relate more to critical thinking 33:03 Rob probably accuses Alberto of hypocrisy 37:01 Why Alberto is writing a critical thinking textbook: price and pedagogy 48:10 What is critical thinking? 52:57 Has teaching critical thinking made Alberto and Rob better critical thinkers?