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A Stoic Approach to Teaching: Theory and Practice

(For Faculty)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:40 – 13:30
Faculty of Engineering, Room: EA-409

Speaker: Dr. Tufan Kıymaz, Bilkent University

Abstract: Stoicism, an ancient philosophy of life, which has played an important role in the development of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, has been once more gaining influence in recent years. In this talk, I will briefly explain Stoic approach to education and how it can guide educators in theoretical and practical issues concerning instruction, course design, student involvement and student empowerment.

About Tufan Kıymaz

Dr. Tufan Kıymaz received his PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science, from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2017. The same year he joined the philosophy department in Bilkent. His main area of research is philosophy of mind, more specifically, the possibility of fully materialistic and scientific explanation of consciousness. He was active in Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, both as a participant in workshops and learning communities, and also as workshop facilitator.