Moral & ethical - 1

Stephan Millett, Philosopher, Education Consultant, Ethics Consultant.

Why teach Philosophy in schools?

7-8pm AEST Tuesday 12 March 2019

   Presenter bio         

Teaching Philosophy will help your students become better thinkers, better collaborators and better citizens. The research evidence on this is remarkably clear. They will also likely perform better across other subjects. However it matters how Philosophy is taught. This presentation will introduce you to some of the main reasons why you should teach Philosophy in your school and give you pointers on how it should be taught. 


What you will learn:
• The main evidence to support teaching Philosophy in schools
• Philosophy can be taught from K-12 (and pointers on how)
• There are good resources available
• Students love Philosophy classes
• That teaching Philosophy can improve pedagogy across a school
• That students often start to behave better when a school introduces Philosophy

Why you should attend
Introducing Philosophy into your school may well be one of the most important benefits you can bring to students and teachers.

Stephan is an experienced teacher of Philosophy in schools, with many publications on the topic and a good international and national reputation. He is an experienced presenter with a first-hand understanding of the practicalities of teaching Philosophy in a school and the obstacles that schools may face when introducing Philosophy.

 AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in this webinar:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students [Based on international research findings focusing on the impact of teaching Philosophy on social and intellectual development ]
1.2 Understand how students learn [a brief reflection on the psychology of learning]
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies [primarily literacy, but numeracy benefits too]
3.3 Use teaching strategies [strategies for Philosophy are transferable to other disciplines]
3.5 Use effective classroom communication [
4.1 Support student participation [the key pedagogy in Philosophy is collaborative]
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice