Philosophy and Religion Professor Earns Academic Innovation AwardJune 1, 2018
Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion, was one of the Spring 2018 winners of the Truman Academic Innovation Award.
He uses argument maps as a tool to aid critical thinking. To better appreciate the relations among the parts of philosophical arguments, students in his Introduction to Philosophy course construct graphical visualizations of the arguments – either in electronic or physical form. In one form of the mapping activity, students arrange the pieces of each argument, represented on pieces of paper, as if they were pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.