University didactics

I am convinced that university teaching benefits from knowledge about competence oriented course designs, group dynamics, etc. It also benefits from reflecting on the role and (non-)responsibilities of teachers and students, on teaching techniques and feedback methods. That is why I enjoy attending workshops on university didactics and engaging in debates about didactic issues. I am also keen on receiving and giving feedback from and to colleagues, respectively, via sitting in on classes; this helps a lot in reflecting and improving one’s teaching practice.

Apart from that, I do some research on university didactics. Together with Daniel Milne-Plückebaum I worked on topics in critical thinking instruction. For more see here: www.insalawler.com/research-projects/

Supervision of term papers 

Current students find information about term papers here (in German): http://www.insalawler.com/hausarbeitenbetreuung

Teaching experience (as instructor)

        • Summer term 2017: Undergraduate seminar “John Stuart Mill’s theoretical philosophy: Language, knowledge, inference” (translated title) (University of Duisburg-Essen)
        • Winter term 2016/17: Graduate seminar “Scientific explanations” (transl. t.) (U. of Duisburg-Essen)
        • Summer term 2015: Undergraduate seminar “Knowledge and justification‘” (t. t.) (U. of Duisburg-Essen)
        • Winter term 2013/14:  Undergraduate seminar “Introduction to philosophical argumentation theory” (t.t.) together with Daniel Milne-Plückebaum (Bielefeld University)
        • Summer term 2013: Undergraduate seminar “Introduction to modal logic” (t.t.) t. with D. Milne-Plückebaum (Bielefeld U.)
        • Winter term 2012/13: Undergraduate seminar “Introduction to inductive logic” (t.t.) t. with D. Milne-Plückebaum (Bielefeld U.)
        • Summer term 2012: Undergraduate seminar “Introduction to philosophical logic” (t.t.) t. with D. Milne-Plückebaum (Bielefeld U.)

Teaching experience (as tutor/teaching assistant)

          • Winter term 2010/11: Tutorials for “Formal Methods in Linguistics” (t.t.) (Bielefeld U.)
          • Summer term 2010 & Winter term 2010/11: Tutorials for “Logic for Philosophers” (t.t.) (Bielefeld U.)