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Cael Cohen

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Department of Philosophy

Office: 447 South Ross Building
Phone: 647-880-1237
Email: cmcohen@yorku.ca
Primary website: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/profiles/cmcohen/

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Cael Cohen is an award-winning university professor, eLearning expert, philosopher, educational researcher, passionate oral storyteller, writer, painter, and bird watcher. She has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and has completed all but the dissertation towards a PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment, Department of Philosophy, 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.
Cohen is currently researching into how fully online learning environments can reduce impostor feelings. 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

Executive Member, Tottenham & District Lion’s Club.
Executive Member, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham Ladies Auxiliary.
Chair, Special Projects, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham.
Member, New Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society.
Member, South Simcoe Arts Council.
Team Lead Heritage, Tottenham Community Week.
Creator and Facilitator, Ghost Walks of New Tecumseth.

Research Interests

, Education, Enactive Cognitive Science, Existential Phenomenology , eLearning and Online Education, Philosophy of John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • Atkinson Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2009
  • Service Recognition Award, Schulich School of Business - 2009
  • United States Distance Learning Association Silver Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching - 2008
  • York University-Wide Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence - 2007
  • Nomination: Ian Green Award, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies - 2012
  • Nomination: Schulich School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, York University - 2010
  • Nomination: The Commonwealth of Learning Excellence in Distance Education Teaching Award for Distance Education Materials - 2007
  • Nomination: Atkinson Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, York University - 2008
  • Nomination: The Council of Ontario Universities Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology - 2006

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 G Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 B Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 B Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 G Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN


Cael Cohen is an award-winning university professor, eLearning expert, philosopher, educational researcher, passionate oral storyteller, writer, painter, and bird watcher. She has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and has completed all but the dissertation towards a PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment, Department of Philosophy, 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.
Cohen is currently researching into how fully online learning environments can reduce impostor feelings. 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

Executive Member, Tottenham & District Lion’s Club.
Executive Member, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham Ladies Auxiliary.
Chair, Special Projects, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 Tottenham.
Member, New Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical Society.
Member, South Simcoe Arts Council.
Team Lead Heritage, Tottenham Community Week.
Creator and Facilitator, Ghost Walks of New Tecumseth.

Research Interests

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

Awards

  • Atkinson Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2009
  • Service Recognition Award, Schulich School of Business - 2009
  • United States Distance Learning Association Silver Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching - 2008
  • York University-Wide Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence - 2007
  • Nomination: Ian Green Award, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies - 2012
  • Nomination: Schulich School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, York University - 2010
  • Nomination: The Commonwealth of Learning Excellence in Distance Education Teaching Award for Distance Education Materials - 2007
  • Nomination: Atkinson Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, York University - 2008
  • Nomination: The Council of Ontario Universities Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology - 2006


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 G Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 B Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 A Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 B Reasoning About Morality and Values LECT
Fall/Winter 2022 AP/MODR1760 6.0 G Reasoning About Morality and Values ONLN