Having Fun Teaching Philosophy Online? Christina Van Dyke Is.


Christina Van Dykeprofessor of philosophy at Calvin College, like many of us, had to move her courses online. She has been teaching her students Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics lately, posting videos online for her students to watch. But she’s not content to record a lecture over slides.

Rather, she has, so far, borrowed from Masterpiece Theater, Julia Child, and, most recently, Mr. Rogers. She posts at YouTube under the handle CVD PandemicPhilosophyProf. Below are the two Mr. Rogers installments, which also feature Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College) in the role of Aristotle.

If you know of other philosophy professors being creative with their online teaching, let us know about it.


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