A Closer Look: Center for Ethics & Education Offers Podcasts, Free Study Guides, Graduate Fellowships
July 5, 2022 | By WCER Communications
CEE leadership, from left: Director Harry Brighouse, Associate Director Anthony Laden, and Program Director Carrie Welsh.
The WCER-housed Center for Ethics & Education (CEE) organizes illuminating conversations with philosophers, educators, and researchers. It supports work that uses the tools and perspectives of contemporary moral and political philosophy to address concrete problems that arise in education practice and policy on the K–12 and college levels.
CEE’s work revolves around curriculum development in the form of study guides and audio interviews for educators; a Graduate Institute in philosophy of education; and a self-produced podcast about issues in ethics and education.
Harry Brighouse, a UW–Madison philosophy professor affiliated with SoE’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, is CEE’s director, and Carrie Welsh is the program director and producer of its Ethics and Education podcast. The center also has an associate director, Anthony Laden, who is a professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
CEE’s central aim is to help scholars develop relevant knowledge and skills, and to bring scholars, practitioners, and decision makers into fruitful conversation with one another.
A chief way that happens is through the podcast, which began in October 2020 and now boasts more than two dozen episodes ranging from around 10 minutes to nearly an hour.
The episodes are available with free study guides and feature hosted conversations with philosophers, educators and researchers on timely and diverse topics, including the ethics of college in prison, college admissions, teacher strikes, college costs, doctoral admissions, opting out of state testing, charter schools, and becoming a better college teacher.
All the episodes are available here and also can be heard wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, RadioPublic, Castbox, Overcast and Apple Podcasts.