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The philosophy of thought

CLAD, LDU (2003) The philosophy of thought. Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The principal aim of this project was to construct an online ‘Interactive Learning Environment’ to facilitate first-year philosophy students’ active and collaborative learning of philosophical logic, to accompany a module on the topic (Philosophy of Thought). It was envisaged that the ILE would comprise a network of web pages, of the following kinds:

(i) Online versions of the module handouts, enhanced with hyperlinks to other parts of the ILE and to external www resources.
(ii) Exercises, games and other activities designed both to stimulate interest in the subject-matter of philosophical logic, and to encourage informal practice of its methods. (iii) Discussion forums, for online collaboration on various exercises and topics arising in the module.
(iv) An annotated reading list with hyperlinks to www and online Birmingham IS resources where the reading is available free.
(v) An ergonomic glossary of technical terms commonly used in philosophical logic.

Two further objectives were included in the original proposal. First, that the system would foster students’ general familiarity and competence with IT learning and research resources. And second, that the project leader would improve IT and pedagogical skills.

Type of Work:Monograph (Project Report)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Humanities
Department:School of Humanities
Additional Information:

The original papers that comprise this project are stored at Centre for Learning and Academic Development (CLAD), University of Birmingham. Please contact CLAD using the email address cladprojects@contacts.bham.ac.uk for any further information.

Series/Collection Name:Education Enhancement Projects
Keywords:The philosophy of thought, online Interactive Learning Environment, active, collaborative, learning, network of web pages, Online handouts, hyperlinks, Exercises, games, forums fora, hyperlinks, ergonomic glossary, discussion boards, annotated reading list, leap,
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Funders:LDU LEaP
Copyright Status:This project report is copyright of the author and the University of Birmingham. Any use made of information contained in this project must be acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1607

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