Moral & ethical - 5

Amy Eberhardt and Stephen Driver, Hillbrook Anglican School

The joy of exploring ethical issues together

7-8pm AEDT Tuesday 12 November 2019

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Following on from these presenters' earlier session in the series, and in celebration of World Philosophy Day the following week, step inside a classroom at Hillbrook and see what philosophical inquiry looks like at the proverbial 'chalkface'. Elements of philosophical inquiry (stimulus, raising questions, communities of inquiry, etc) will be foregrounded as they unfold in the classroom. The session will include reflections and perspectives of teachers and students.

(from this link you will have the option to register for this session alone, more or the whole series)

Hillbrook Anglican School is a co-educational high school in Brisbane, Australia that caters to students from Years 7 to 12. Four clearly articulated key ideas provide the essence of this school: adolescence, thinking, community and teaching/learning.

To support these underpinnings, the decision was made in 2012 to implement Philosophical Inquiry (PI) as a core subject. Lynne Hinton (previously principal of Buranda State School, Brisbane) was employed to lead the implementation.

Hillbrook Anglican School began teaching (PI), including moral and ethical considerations, in 2015 to all Yr 7 students. The expectation was that, after five years, PI would be either a core or elective subject for all students in the school. Thanks to the commitment, determination, energy and dedication of many people, this vision is well on the way to being realised.

Previously these presenters provided a somewhat strategic look at implementing PI across Hillbrook. In this session the focus will be on what PI looks like as it unfolds on a day-to-day basis in the classroom, highlighting and foregrounding the components of the program previously outlined. Lots of practical examples and experiences will be offered, including reflections and perspectives of teachers and students.

What you will learn
• How the process of PI, and the components thereof, transfer to the classroom
• What philosophical inquiry looks like when it is being undertaken
• Where to get more information

Why you should attend
• You might be interested.
• You might be surprised.
• You might decide to do this yourself!

AITSL Standards addressed
1. Know students and how they learn.
2. Know the content and how to teach it.
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning.
4. Create and maintain supportive teaching and learning.

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