Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps […]
Daniel Stollenwerk reviews Cardinal George, OMI, The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and Culture (New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 2009) It all goes back to Thomas’s Ipsum esse subsistens. Dons Scotus and William of Oakham steered us away from a medieval communion of nature, society and politics. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke eventually offered us the pursuit […]
Stephen Law, author of the best selling Philosophy Files (and amongst other titles, the must read War for Children’s Minds), has posted an entire sample chapter on his Blog.
It appears the art – or science – of philosophical enquiry is alive and well in schools in Western Australia. Some 100 students from Years 8-11 representing 16 participating and 3 oberserving schools attended the The 2008 Hale School Philosothon on 29 October.
2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS The following Events, Seminars & Conferences are listed to promote awareness of the range of Professional Development opportunities available to teachers in Australasia in the areas of Religion and Philosophy. We welcome contributions to this calendar – please contact the DAN Executive Officer —————————————- ACADEMY CONFERENCES – STUDENT GIFTED & TALENTED with Julie Arliss […]
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