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Mariya Vorobyeva 1, Elena Kochukhova 1
  • 1 Ural State University of Economics, 8 March St, 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation

Why a Philosophy Teacher Would Use Liberal Education Teaching Methods? A Regional College Case

2017. No. 1. P. 167–183 [issue contents]
Mariya Vorobyeva - Candidate of Sciences in Culturology, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Ural State University of Economics. E-mail: vorobyova-mariya@yandex.ru

Elena Kochukhova - Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Ural State University of Economics. E-mail: elenascause@yandex.ru

Address: 8 March St, 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation.

Philosophy teachers go about their daily routine in a controversial field created by their personal ideas about education quality, topic planning, and the optimal number of hours overlapping with the education standard requirement for developing general cultural competence in students within a general philosophy course. In a situation like this, the issue of choosing specific teaching methods becomes that of complying with professional standards, of being satisfied with the job done, and of private time. The article attempts to  problematize the possibility of integrating writing and analytical reading methods borrowed from liberal education into the educational process of a regional college. Sharing the idea of liberal education advocates that applying these methods to university courses facilitates the development of competencies required by the standard, we analyze our own relevant classroom experience. The paper justifies the effectiveness of teaching methods that develop academic writing and reading skills, arguing that they provide the basis for working independently with educational texts, writing essays, term papers and graduation theses. The most essential hindrances to integrating the above mentioned methods include teacher and student avoidance, as well as regulatory and financial constraints. Syllabus limitations challenge efficiency of the methods for the development of competencies required by the standard. At the same time, the writing and analytical reading methodology is in line with the publicly expressed desire of teachers to organize  philosophy seminars without diluting the content. The prospects of large-scale implementation of writing and analytical reading methods in teaching philosophy imply adjustment  of the existing syllabi.
Citation: Vorobyeva M., Kochukhova E. (2017) Zachem prepodavatelyu filosofii metodiki iz sistemy liberal'nogo obrazovaniya. Sluchay regional'nogo vuza [Why a Philosophy Teacher Would Use Liberal Education Teaching Methods? A Regional College Case]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no1, pp. 167-183.
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