Philosophy Plays: A Neo-Socratic Model for Teaching Ethics

TitlePhilosophy Plays: A Neo-Socratic Model for Teaching Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSpence, EH
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics across the Curriculum
Date PublishedFall 2004
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsCase Study Method , Instructional Methods , PHILOSOPHY
AbstractThe author describes the Philosophy Plays project, in which members of the public are invited to come and participate and watch a play done in the form and style of a Platonic symposium. During the performance, a philosopher gives a twenty-minute introduction to the topic, a play is performed that dramatically illustrages some of the ideas in the philosophical talk, and audience participation is encourage through discussion of the presentation and performance. The author discusses the rationale behind this project, and its success in engaging the audience both intellectually and emotionally.
NotesCover Date: FALL 2004.Source Info: 5(1), 41-57. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 42-1. Subject: EDUCATION; ETHICS; MORAL EDUCATION; PLAYS; TEACHING. Subject Person: SPENCE, EDWARD. Update Code: 20090226.
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