Seminars

Disability Studies

Founded 2003 Seminar Number 697 This  Seminar takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to Disability Studies—a rapidly expanding field informed by the knowledge base and methodologies of the traditional liberal arts and post-positivist perspectives. Disability Studies focuses on a sociopolitical analysis of disability: it examines both the social meaning we give to variations that exist in […]

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Scientific Literacy/Scientific Frontiers

Founded 1987 Seminar Number 611 In view of the widespread concern with the notion of scientific literacy on the part of scientists, educators at all levels, industrialists, politicians, and the media, this seminar aims to analyze the wide diversity of views as to how a greater measure of scientific literacy might be obtained. There are […]

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Ethics, Moral Education, and Society

Founded 1983 Seminar Number 585 This seminar, made up of theoreticians, researchers, and educators, examines the themes of ethics, moral education, and society in a genuinely interdisciplinary fashion, covering such topics as moral motivation, moral development, moral education, and moral theory. Membership is drawn from the fields of psychology, philosophy, sociology, education, political theory, and […]

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Innovation in Education

Founded 1970 Seminar Number 511 The process of learning—in individuals, organizations, and society—is the subject of this seminar. Its scope includes learning throughout the lifespan, and via major institutions such as mass media, libraries, voluntary organizations, and educational systems. Co-Chairs Dr. Elizabeth Cohn ec2341@columbia.edu Ronald Gross grossassoc@aol.com Rapporteur TBD All seminars will meet over Zoom […]

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