Philosophy of Education Research Colloquia

Under the directorship of Professor Israel Scheffler z"l, Scholar-in-Residence at the Mandel Center, PERC offered a series of public colloquia. The colloquia dealt broadly with educational matters from a humanistic, comparative and historical perspective, exploring connections between arts and sciences, symbolism and learning, accumulated knowledge and research into the new.

Fall 2008
  • Fundamental and Collateral Controversies Concerning Embryonic Stem Cell Research — Louis M. Guenin, J.D. (November 11, 2008)

Spring 2008
  • The Thoughtful Will: How It Works And How It Can Be Educated — David Perkins (May 6, 2008)

  • Object Lessons: How We Learn From Art And Artifacts In Museums — Shari Tishman (April 15, 2008)

Spring 2007
  • A College Program for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired in an Inclusive Philippine Environment (an Educational Success Story) — Rosario Lapus (May 8, 2007)

  • The Emotions in Classical Jewish Sources: The Cases of Envy and Jealousy — Solomon Schimmel (April 30, 2007)

  • Schooling At Home, Schooling for Society: Homeschooling and American Democracy — Robert Kunzman (March 5, 2007)

Fall 2006
Spring 2006
  • What’s So Hard About Being an Historian? On the Alleged Unnaturalness of Historical Thinking — Jon A. Levisohn, (March 30, 2006)

  • The Role of Arts Training in Children’s Cognitive and Brain Development — Ellen Winner, (April 5, 2006)

Fall 2005
  • Reflections on the Yiddish Secular Schools: A Study of Ethnic Education Within a Mainstream Culture — Sandra Aliza Parker, (September 29, 2005)

  • Connecting Brain and Mind to Education — Kurt W. Fischer, (November 3, 2005)