Beyond the Tower

Beyond the Tower

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This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs service learning and the academic disciplines. This collection focuses on the use of service learning as an approach to teaching and learning in philosophy. After a Foreword by David A. Hoekema and an Introduction by C. David Lisman, chapters in Part 1, qService-Learning as a Mode of Philosophical Inquiry, q focus on the epistemological and philosophical aspects of service-learning as a pedagogy; titles include: qKnowledge, Foundations, and Discourse: Philosophical Support for Service-Learningq (Goodwin Liu); qFeminism, Postmodernism, and Service-Learningq (Irene E. Harvey); qListening to the Evidence: Service Activity and Understanding Social Phenomenaq (Hugh Lacey); qThe Use of a Philosopher: Socrates and Myles Hortonq (John Wallace); qPraxis-Informed Philosophyq (C. David Lisman); qFluid Boundaries: Service-Learning and the Experience of Communityq (Cathy Ludlum Foos); qService-Learning, Citizenship, and the Philosophy of Lawq (Stephen L. Esquith); and qDeepening Democratic Participation through Deweyan Pragmatismq (Judith M. Green). Chapters in Part 2, qCourse Narratives, q include: qService-Learning as a Vehicle for Teaching Philosophyq (Eugene J. Valentine); qService-Learning in Perspectives on Povertyq (Carolyn H. Magid); qService-Learning in Ethics: A New Pedagogical Approach to the Old Theory-vs.-Practice Challengeq (Sally J. Scholz); qThe Power of Service-Learning in Developing Critical-Thinking Skillsq (Mary Esther Schnaubelt); and qSojourning in the Art World: Service-Learning in Philosophy of Artq (Dan Lloyd). An afterword, qPhilosophical Inquiry as Responsible Engagementq (William M. Sullivan), is included. A 40-item annotated bibliography is appended. (All essays contain references.) (SM)Service-learning is a form of experiential education that involves students in community service as part of an academic course ... They could examine aspects of these topics in the context of their service experience and in a reflective paper explore the relationship ... Many specific examples of how philosophers have integrated service-learning into academic courses are presented in the pages that follow.

Title:Beyond the Tower
Author:C. David Lisman, Irene E. Harvey
Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLC. - 2000-01-01


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