Teacher in Charge: Dr C. Gavin
In the year 10 Philosophy Course students will participate in fun collaborative activities and have the opportunity to be curious and compassionate learners through discursive activities. Students are encouraged to value their thinking and reflect upon their argument making processes.
Provoke critical and creative thinking skills
Promote collaboration and articulate thinking
Develop positive attitudes towards curiosity and creative thought processes
History of Ideas
Ethical Theories and their application
Logic and argumentation
Political Philosophy and social justice
Beauty and aesthetics
Students will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in the EGGS Philosophy day facilitating activities and discussions.
The thinking and collaborative skills that students develop are of value across the curriculum, outside the classroom and across their communities.
1. Thinking Skills - Questions and reason giving, community of inquiry, critical and creative thinking.
2. Good Life and Ethical theories - Different perspectives, dilemmas
1. Applied Ethics - medical, animal and environment
2. Logic - Argument structure, validity, fallacies
1. Political Philosophy - human nature and social contracts, cultural relativism, inequality
1. Big Ideas - Great thinkers' ideas. Preparation of activities for Philosophy Day.
2. Aesthetics - Art, beauty standards and social media.
Develops key skills required in all learning, across school and life contexts.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.