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Are you a Graphic Designer? WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

SECOND CALL
Graphic design for Ethical Capability Teacher Tool Kit  (Stage 1)
Tasks include: creation of A4 Pdf files, in a consistent VAPS style,  for each of the 20 ‘Tools’ in the Ethical Capabilities Teacher Tool Kit.  A tool might be up to 4 pages of text and may include some tables, diagrams and images to support the description and explanation to teachers.   The selected graphic designer will receive all draft materials in digital format.

Start date: August 2017  End date: September 2017

Please send inquiries  and expressions of interest re this work to the attention of the Hub Coordinators at ethicalcapabilities@gmail.com by 31st July 2017.
 

2017 VCE Unit 4 Philosophy Forum "The Good Life"

VENUE: Melbourne University – September 10th

2017 Victorian Secondary Schools Philosothon

Applications are now closed for the 2017 Philosothon.

To participate as a Judge or Facilitator, visit this page and download the application form.

ETHICAL CAPABILITIES WORKSHOP IN NORTHERN REGION BALLARAT (3rd August, 2017)

For more information, please email: educationofficer@vaps.vic.edu.au

 

VAPS 2017 CALENDAR DATES: KEY EVENTS

 

New Teachers to VCE Philosophy Workshop – February 11th

Level One Community of Inquiry Training, Term 1 (Day 1) – March 5th

Annual General Meeting – March 9th

Middle Years Philosothon at Bunjilaka, Session 1 – March 16th
 

Level One Community of Inquiry Training, Term1 (Day 2) – March 19th

An  Exploratory Inquiry at Bunjilaka (Boroondara Cluster group) – March 23rd

VCE Network Meeting: Keys to Plato – March 29th 

COI Review Meeting #1 – April 22nd

Level One Community of Inquiry Training,  Term 1 (Day 3) – April 23rd

New Pedagogies Seminar – April 27th

U3 VCE Philosophy Forum at Melbourne University – May 21st

Primary Years Philosothon @ NGV – June 9th

Level One Community of Inquiry Training, Term 3 (Day 1) – July 30th 
 
ETHICAL CAPABILITIES Workshop in Ballarat - 3rd August
 

Victorian Secondary Schools Philosothon briefing – 12th August 

Level One Community of Inquiry Training, Term 3 (Day 2) – August  13th 
 

Victorian Secondary Schools Philosothon – August 24th

Level One Community of Inquiry Training, Term 3 (Day 3) – August 27th 

U4 VCE Philosophy Forum at Melbourne University – September 10th

National Philosothon – 25th – 27th September (Sydney)

Middle Years Philosothon Session 3 – November 23rd

Launch of the Ethical Capabilities materials – December 14th (TBC)

VCE PHILOSOPHY NETWORK EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

Those who are interested in joining the VCE Philosophy Network email distribution list can find more information here.

Unit 3 2017 VCE VAPS Forum: Minds, Bodies, Persons.

Sunday 21st May 2017. From 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Further details and registration forms can be found on the 'Events' page here.

VICTORIAN MIDDLE YEARS PHILOSOTHON @ BUNJILAKA, 16th March and 23rd November

VENUE: Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum 
Schools are invited to register 10 students from years 5/6 and years 7/8 for this 2 day commitment.
 
EVENT 1: Thursday 16th March. Students participate in three 'Community of Inquiry’ sessions to be held in front of a variety of  exhibits, culminating in the construction of their Big Questions.
EVENT 2: Thursday 23rd November.  Students return to Bunjikaka to resume their inquiry and come to some resolutions of their own Big Questions.
COST: $30 per student
BOOKINGS: Please contact the Education and Innovations Officer

 

VICTORIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL PHILOSOTHON, 9 JUNE, 10am–2pm

VENUE: The National Gallery of Victoria
Schools will be invited to bring 10 students from years 4, 5 and 6 to the NGV to participate in three, thirty minute ‘Communities of Inquiry’ sessions to be held in front of a variety of works of art.
COST: $30 per student
BOOKINGS: (email) Education.Bookings@ngv.vic.gov.au

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VAPS VCE NETWORK EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

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FIND A PHILOSOPHY TUTOR / REGISTER AS A VCE PHILOSOPHY TUTOR

The process for applications has changed. More information can be found here or by clicking on 'Resources' on the top-bar and then 'Find a Tutor' on the side-bar.