Something to Prove

Something to Prove: Philosophy, Community of Inquiry and Creative Thinking Viagra kaufen ohne rezept auf rechnung in Deutschland Dr Andrea Monteath (The Life Writing Project, 2015) Something to Prove is an introduction to philosophical thinking, and the practice of community of inquiry. Researched and written specifically for young adults and their teachers, it pokes an…Continue reading Something to Prove

Cover art, Philosophy Park

Philosophy Park: A beginner’s guide to great philosophers and their ideas

Philip Cam (ACER Press 2013) Philosophy Park introduces readers in the upper primary years to influential ideas of some of the world’s most famous philosophers—both ancient and modern—through conversations between a cast of colourful characters. Children first learn about each philosopher, and then read a story that unpacks a key philosophical debate, before reflecting, analysing…Continue reading Philosophy Park: A beginner’s guide to great philosophers and their ideas

Cover art, Philosophical and Ethical Inquiry for Students in the Middle Years and Beyond

Philosophical and Ethical Inquiry for the Middle Years and Beyond

Sarah Davey Chesters, Liz Fynes-Clinton, Lynne Hinton, Rosie Scholl (ACSA, 2013) This book seeks to broaden teachers’ understanding of stimuli for philosophical inquiry, and suggests a variety of easily accessible stimulus materials appropriate across disciplines. Students and teachers are able to unleash their ability to question, to satisfy their thirst for meaning and understanding, to…Continue reading Philosophical and Ethical Inquiry for the Middle Years and Beyond

The Socratic Classroom: Reflective Thinking Through Collaborative Inquiry

The Socratic Classroom: Reflective Thinking through Collaborative Inquiry

Sarah Davey Chesters (Sense Publishers, 2012) This book provides a framework for a collaborative inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning suitable not only for formal educational settings such as the school classroom but for all educational settings. For teachers, educationalists, philosophers and philosophers of education, The Socratic Classroom presents a theoretical as well as practical…Continue reading The Socratic Classroom: Reflective Thinking through Collaborative Inquiry

Teaching Ethics in Schools

Philip Cam, ACER Press, 2012 Teaching Ethics in Schools provides a fresh approach to to moral education based on reflection and collaborative enquiry. It demonstrates how an ethics-based model can stimulate ethical enquiry, influence habits of mind  and encourage students to develop good moral judgement. The book draws on the history of philosophy in succinct terms and relates this to contemporary school contexts, while including an array of activities,…Continue reading Teaching Ethics in Schools

Sophia’s Question & Teacher Resource Book

Philip Cam (Hale & Iremonger, 2011) Sophia’s Question is a philosophical novel that is a stimulus for thought on topics such as freedom, fairness, and friendship—topics which are supplemented by accessible introductions to intellectual tools such as open questions, good reasons, careful distinctions and proficient reasoning—all woven into the fabric of the novel to support deep…Continue reading Sophia’s Question & Teacher Resource Book

Chill Out

Chill Out!

Written and produced in collaboration between the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, South Australia Department of Education and Children’s Services, Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian Broadcasting Commission and Office of Film and Literature Classification as a Garth Boomer Scholarship project. Chill Out! is a multimedia resource which draws upon segments from the ‘Lift Off’ series to…Continue reading Chill Out!