Beyond the Tower
Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Philosophy

Paper: 978 1 56377 016 6 / $35.00
Published: January 2000  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 015 6 / $95.00  
About Library E-Book

Published: December 2011  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
221 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Service Learning in the Disciplines Series
This practical guide is intended for faculty and service-learning directors, combining the how-to information and rigorous intellectual framework that teachers seek. What distinguishes this volume is that the contributors are writing for their peers. They discuss how service-learning can be implemented within philosophy and what philosophy contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. The book offers both theoretical background and practical pedagogical chapters which describe the design, implementation, and outcomes of philosophical service-learning programs, as well as annotated bibliographies, program descriptions and course syllabi.

Table of Contents:
About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski
Foreword—David A. Hoekema
Introduction—C. David Lisman

Part One: Service-Learning as a Mode of Philosophical Inquiry
Knowledge, Foundations, and Discourse: Philosophical Support for Service-Learning—Goodwin Liu
Feminism, Postmodernism, and Service-Learning—Irene E. Harvey
Listening to the Evidence: Service Activity and Understanding Social Phenomena—Hugh Lacey
The Use of a Philosopher: Socrates and Myles Horton—John Wallace
Praxis-Informed Philosophy—C. David Lisman
Fluid Boundaries: Service-Learning and the Experience of Community—Cathy Ludlum Foos
Service-Learning, Citizenship, and the Philosophy of Law—Stephen L. Esquith
Deepening Democratic Participation Through Deweyan Pragmatism—Judith M. Green

Part Two: Course Narratives
Service-Learning as a Vehicle for Teaching Philosophy—Eugene J. Valentine
Service-Learning in Perspectives on Poverty—Carolyn H. Magid
Service-Learning in Ethics: A New Pedagogical Approach to the Old Theory-vs.-Practice Challenge—Sally J. Scholz
The Power of Service-Learning in Developing Critical-Thinking Skills—Mary Esther Schnaubelt
Sojourning in the Art World: Service-Learning in Philosophy of Art—Dan Lloyd

Philosophical Inquiry as Responsible Engagement—William M. Sullivan

Annotated Bibliography: Service-Learning and Philosophy
Contributors to This Volume