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Yr 10 Philosophy Class vidoes and ideas

Check out Year 10 Philosophy video recordings containing short summary overviews of the activities and discussions completed in weekly Philosophy online classes at DECV 2017.  The focus of the Philosophy Yr 10 Elective was 'Relationships'; investigating our relationships with family, friends, loved ones, animals, authority, strangers and the environment. The vidoes can be best used for for scope and sequence ideas for middle years philosophy courses or other brainstorming for class activities.

Find short overview videos in the 'Members' 'Secondary' area of the website: http://vaps.vic.edu.au/members/lesson-plans-years-7-10  

LEVEL ONE TERM 4, 2017   CANCELLED

Learn to facilitate a Philosophical Community of Inquiry in your classroom.
DAY 1: 5th Nov. 9:30-4:00 at Brunswick East PS 
DAY 2: 19th Nov. 9:30-4:00 at Brunswick East PS & Ceres
DAY 3: 3rd Dec. 10:00-3:30 (Optional)  at Melbourne Museum

 

VICTORIAN MIDDLE YEARS PHILOSOTHON: 23rd November

VENUE: Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum 
Schools are invited to register 10 students from years 5/6 and years 7/8/9
COST: $30 per student (early bird 2 Nov. $20)
BOOKINGS: Please contact the Education and Innovations Officer
 

THE PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

Principle 4: students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and application.

"The classroom SHOULD be converted into a 'community of inquiry': a group (social setting) of individuals who use dialogue to search out the problematic borders of a puzzling concept." http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/Pages/principle4...

2017 VCE Unit 4 Philosophy Forum "The Good Life"

VENUE: Melbourne University – September 10th

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

2017 Victorian Secondary Schools Philosothon

Congratulations to Sandringham College, winners of the 2017 Victorian Secondary Schools Philosothon!

2nd place: Ballarat Grammar School
3rd place: Upwey High School

Congratulations and thanks go to all students who participated in this wonderful event.

Thanks, also, to the Judges, Facilitators, event co-ordinators, parents and teachers/school representatives who made the night possible.

 

    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)

Ethical Capability Workshop - Brunswisk East PS -19th Nov 

Middle Years Philosothon Session 3 – November 23rd

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

 

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

 

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