Teaching Experience

PLEASE FIND A SIGNED CONFIRMATION OF MY TEACHING RECORDS AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM AS A PDF FILE

The University of Toronto

During the 2016 fall term, I led group tutorials in the course “Freedom and Determinism” at the University of Toronto. In my student evaluations, the average score for “All things considered, performs effectively as a teaching assistant” was 6.1 on a seven-point scale (where 6 is “Very Good” and 7 “Outstanding”).

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Previously, I've taught for ten semesters as a TA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the following courses: Critical Thinking, Introduction to Logic, Critical Reading in Contemporary Philosophical Texts. Each semester my duties included lecturing. 

   In the course “Critical Reading in Contemporary Philosophical Texts”—which span across several topics—despite being officially listed as a TA, in practice I functioned as the only instructor for my group of students. 

   “Introduction to Logic” is a course in formal (symbolic) logic, which includes Aristotelian logic, propositional logic (sentential calculus), and first-order predicate calculus. 

   “Critical Thinking” in recent years was designed for students in the Humanities and in the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program. The material included informal logic as well as the basics of probability theory, expected utility theory, and other decision rules such as maximin. During 2012-2014, I participated in the planning and designing of this course, instructed by Prof. Carl Posy. I was asked to lecture instead of Prof. Posy on several occasions in this course. In 2013, I have practically managed this course, which had more than 250 registered students. A teaching evaluation (which also addresses my teaching potential beyond the courses I taught) by Professor Carl Posy from the Hebrew University is stored confidentially for me at Vita, available upon request. 

   Please see the attached official confirmation below for further details and teaching evaluations regarding my experience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

 

Other

During 2013-2014 I organized and led a reading group in my local community on the relevant literature for introductory level courses in ethics (references available upon request).

   I am experienced with online learning management systems (I oversaw the Moodle website of various courses at the Hebrew University’s course; and worked with Blackboard at the University of Toronto). I am interested in incorporating online tools into my courses, drawing also on my non-academic work experience in IT, which included designing and managing a web service.

   



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shalomation,
Feb 11, 2016, 10:52 PM
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