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Philosophy at the world’s edge

For teachers

On Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 28 October 2021, 4-5.30pm
FREE

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About

Delivered by The Wisdom Collective, this session is designed to equip teachers with the tools to support and guide their classes through deep, reflective and philosophical exploration of the key themes from Thomas Joshua Cooper's exhibition The World’s Edge.

We will cover the following:

  • What is philosophical inquiry and how can we use philosophical approaches to deepen thinking and learning?  
  • Why philosophy?  
  • What it means to have a 'philosophical disposition' in your facilitation of the 5 lesson plans which we will provide (and more generally)
  • Practical techniques and questioning strategies to assist a pupil-centred approach 
  • Q&A

This event is backed up by a series of 5 lesson plans and 5 live storytelling sessions that you can use to follow up with your class, to coincide with COP26. These 5 sessions are particularly aimed at P5-7 and S1-3 pupils to encourage philosophical enquiry related to climate emergency, risk and resilience. Access to these resources is via Glow and will be provided if you tell us your Glow email address.  

This session will be recorded.

Thomas Joshua Cooper, The Caribbean Sea, Columbus Point, Saint Patrick County, the South-Most Point of the Isle of Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, 2005, © Thomas Joshua Cooper

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