DAN was delighted to hear about the “Sharing the Good Work” Conference hosted by St Paul’s School on Wednesday 5 November. The day provided an opportunity for Religious Educators to come together and share examples of great work happening across many different Anglican Schools in Brisbane.
Following the success of their New Zealand seminars in 2008, experienced teachers and facilitators Catherine Syms and Deborah Stevens will offer Professional Development seminars on Teaching Values Across the Curriculum – facilitated by DAN – in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne on 23-27 March 2009.
Chris Welsh, Teaching Chaplain at Canberra Grammar School and member of the Dialogue Australasia journal Editorial Committee, responded to DAN’s request for an Advent reflection thus….
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.
We’ve caught wind of three new great ethics resources (hat tip, Tim Macnaught): A Global Digital Library on Ethics, A Public Ethics Radio Program and the Sixth Edition of the Bioethics bible, Principles of Biomedical Ethics
The sixth anniversary of the Bali Bombings which claimed 202 lives, including 88 Australians, is a cataylst to reflect. To feel deep sympathy for the families and friends of the victims, and for the people of Bali whose world was irrevocably changed by the event. But also to examine our attitude towards the bombers awaiting “justice” on death row.
Pixar’s latest creation Wall-E, is a must see. It’s a movie you’re going to want to bring into the classroom and use as the basis for a whole RAVE unit. Yes, Wall-E is a kids sci-fi movie. It’s a story about how humanity has left the planet heaped in garbage, so there’s an environmental message. But bigger themes – like […]
Teaching young people values is key to them finding a sense of purpose and living fulfilled lives, writes CATHERINE SYMS, in press.co.nz on 8 September 2008.
Would the world be better off without religion? That was the proposition debated in the Herald’s Intelligence Squared Australia (IQ2 Oz) Series, on 19 August in Sydney. The three arguements “for” and three “against” the proposition would make interesting viewing in class as an introduction to contrasting contemporary perspectives towards religion.
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