Our Partnerships

Better together

Our work wouldn’t be possible without our trusted partners. Together, we collaborate on projects that range from ethics education initiatives to facilitating important quantitative research on ethics in the classroom. Whether it’s working closely with local Putnam County educators or nationally-recognized programs from Harvard University, we value the work we are able to accomplish through a shared passion for ethics education, research, and dialogue.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

In 2017, the Prindle Institute for Ethics became the institutional home for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), kicking off a strategic partnership to engage the nation on the critical issues of our time. APPE is an international, multidisciplinary membership association of professionals focused on the practical application of ethics in the classroom, the workplace, government, and local communities. Founded in 1991, APPE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing practical ethics scholarship, stimulating new research, and promoting innovative teaching methods.

National Ethics Project

We are partnering with Harvard, Stanford and the University of South Florida on an effort to examine how ethics is taught in colleges and universities across the U.S. through the National Ethics Project. This project is designed to improve ethics education and create ethics resources for higher education institutions. It marks the first major review of undergraduate ethics education since 1980.

Our partners on this project are Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Stanford University’s McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, the University of South Florida’s Department of Journalism and Digital Communication, and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).

Each institute is playing a defined role in the project. The Prindle Institute, in conjunction with APPE, is serving as the project’s institutional and technical home.

Teaching Children Philosophy

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Teaching philosophy with children's literature

In late 2019, the Prindle Institute partnered with Thomas Wartenberg to keep the important work of Teaching Children Philosophy accessible online. The Prindle Institute’s K-12 programming harnesses the power of narrative to create impactful content that resonates with students and educators. We’ve been so inspired by the work of Teaching Children Philosophy that we placed storytelling at the heart of our approach to K-12 programming. As the new digital hosts of Teaching Children Philosophy, we seek to make the work of Teaching Children Philosophy available to an even wider audience through a dynamic web presence.

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Castle Arts

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Assistant Director of Community Engagement Emily Knuth at a Castle workshop at Greencastle Middle School

The Prindle Institute for Ethics regularly partners with The Castle, a local Putnam County organization that works to invigorate the curriculum of area schools through arts integration and project-based learning. The Prindle Institute and The Castle typically collaborate on several workshops a semester with the help of our Hillman interns, and together they reach hundreds of local students a year with lessons incorporating moral reasoning and ethical thought.

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Partner Organizations

American Philosophical Association 

American Youth Foundation

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Castle Arts, Inc.

Cloverdale Community School Corporation

Greencastle Community School Corporation

Indiana Humanities 

North Putnam Community School Corporation

PLATO Foundation 

Project Giving Kids

The Putnam County Community Foundation

South Putnam Community School Corporation 

The Squire Foundation

WNET and Youth Collective

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