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Cael Cohen

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Department of Philosophy

Phone: 647-880-1237
Email: cmcohen@yorku.ca
Attached CV: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/Cohen_Cael_CV_Nov_2019.pdf

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Cael Cohen is an award-winning university professor, eLearning expert, philosopher, educational researcher, passionate oral storyteller, writer, painter, pianist, and bird watcher. She has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and have completed all but the dissertation towards a PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment from York University, Toronto, Canada. She teaches critical thinking, conceptual analysis, argument, argumentation, in the Department of Philosophy, York University. Her specialty is helping undergraduate students and life-long learners transform their lives by becoming better critical thinkers and more confident, thoughtful and reflective reasoners and ethical decision makers.

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Cohen's research weaves together complexity theory, emergence theory, enactive cognitive science, ecological thinking and Buddhist psychology while drawing on the philosophy of John Dewey, Evan Thompson and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Her expertise is in philosophy of education, eLearning and online education, enactive cognitive science, philosophy of embodiment and philosophy of emotions.
She is currently researching into the practice and idea of “deep disagreement.” She is also developing a theory and pedagogy of “Enactive eLearning.”

Degrees

PhD, Philosophy of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, 2011.
PhD (ABD), Philosophy [All but dissertation], York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2001.
MA, Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1995.
BA, Philosophy (Hons.), Distinction, University of Toronto, 1992.

Professional Leadership

AIF eLearning Project Member – AIF eLearning Project, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2012 - 2013

Member – Committee on Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2010 – 2011

Member – Sub-Committee on Student Experience, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2011

University Tribunal Member – York University, 2009 – 2011

Member – Whistleblower’s Working Group, Office of the Vice-President Academic, York University, 2009 - 2010

Member – Teaching Innovation and Student Learning Green Paper Working Group, Office of the Associate Vice-President Academic, York University, 2009

Senator – Senate, York University, 2008 – 09; 2009 - 2010

Chair – Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning, York University, 2008 – 09

Community Contributions

Member of the Tottenham Lion’s Club.

Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham Ladies Auxiliary.

Member, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham.

Member of the New Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society.

Team Lead for the Heritage Tour at the Tottenham Community Week.

Creator and Facilitator of Tottenham's Annual Free Guided Historic Ghost Walk.

Research Interests

, Education, Enactive Cognitive Science, Existential Phenomenology , eLearning and Online Education, Philosophy of John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 D Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 H Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 D Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 H Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN


Cael Cohen is an award-winning university professor, eLearning expert, philosopher, educational researcher, passionate oral storyteller, writer, painter, pianist, and bird watcher. She has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and have completed all but the dissertation towards a PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment from York University, Toronto, Canada. She teaches critical thinking, conceptual analysis, argument, argumentation, in the Department of Philosophy, York University. Her specialty is helping undergraduate students and life-long learners transform their lives by becoming better critical thinkers and more confident, thoughtful and reflective reasoners and ethical decision makers.

Cohen's research weaves together complexity theory, emergence theory, enactive cognitive science, ecological thinking and Buddhist psychology while drawing on the philosophy of John Dewey, Evan Thompson and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Her expertise is in philosophy of education, eLearning and online education, enactive cognitive science, philosophy of embodiment and philosophy of emotions.
She is currently researching into the practice and idea of “deep disagreement.” She is also developing a theory and pedagogy of “Enactive eLearning.”

Degrees

PhD, Philosophy of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, 2011.
PhD (ABD), Philosophy [All but dissertation], York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2001.
MA, Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1995.
BA, Philosophy (Hons.), Distinction, University of Toronto, 1992.

Professional Leadership

AIF eLearning Project Member – AIF eLearning Project, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2012 - 2013

Member – Committee on Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2010 – 2011

Member – Sub-Committee on Student Experience, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2011

University Tribunal Member – York University, 2009 – 2011

Member – Whistleblower’s Working Group, Office of the Vice-President Academic, York University, 2009 - 2010

Member – Teaching Innovation and Student Learning Green Paper Working Group, Office of the Associate Vice-President Academic, York University, 2009

Senator – Senate, York University, 2008 – 09; 2009 - 2010

Chair – Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning, York University, 2008 – 09

Community Contributions

Member of the Tottenham Lion’s Club.

Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham Ladies Auxiliary.

Member, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham.

Member of the New Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society.

Team Lead for the Heritage Tour at the Tottenham Community Week.

Creator and Facilitator of Tottenham's Annual Free Guided Historic Ghost Walk.

Research Interests

, Education, Enactive Cognitive Science, Existential Phenomenology , eLearning and Online Education, Philosophy of John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 D Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 H Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN
Fall 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 D Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/MODR1760 6.0 H Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN