Thinking about Thinking

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

Taught by

physics, education

What is thinking? Where does it come from? How can we help others do it better and get better at it ourselves? Take a quick, 5-week introduction to the philosophy of mind from an educational psychology perspective. We will read, write, and talk about thinking. Using the psychology of Piaget and Vygotsky and the philosophy of Dewey as a starting point, we will move on to modern research and theories about thinking. There is no way to cover all the thinking about thinking in this short course. Our focus will be theories that relate to human learning and development and the role of language in thinking. As such, this course is a great fit for teachers or prospective teachers who have an interest in philosophy and psychology.

Program Details

Fields of Study

philosophy psychology



Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

1-4:30p Saturdays and Sundays,  Aug. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and Sep. 2-3

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning