Philosophy has long been studied, yet remains relevant today. Teaching philosophy can be rewarding both for teacher and student – encouraging critical thinking, open-mindedness, and an appreciation of different viewpoints. Philosophy Teaching Resources provide teachers with all of the tools needed to effectively incorporate this subject matter in the classroom environment and help their students appreciate its complex nature.
At Educourseware, our courses are tailored to help teachers develop their abilities in teaching philosophy. These include courses covering ethics, logic, metaphysics, and epistemology as well as resources on leading philosophical discussions with students as well as strategies for teaching introductory-level philosophy courses. With Educourseware’s selection of materials, you can be certain your students gain an appreciation of philosophical thought’s fundamental concepts.
Philosophy Teaching Resources are tailored to provide teachers with the confidence needed to lead successful classes on this topic area. From lesson plans and activities/exercises, our resources ensure your students benefit as much from their learning experiences as possible – giving them a lasting appreciation of philosophical thought that will last through life!
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Key Stage 3 Philosophy
The coursework resources take a practical approach, encouraging students to identify societal problems and think critically about how to solve them. The curriculum is divided into three main aspects: understanding what exists, exploring ethics, and delving into knowledge. The coursework focuses on ethics and knowledge in the first year and moves on to delve into the Metaphysics of the Mind and of God in the second year. Throughout the coursework, students are encouraged to engage in deep investigation and analysis to come up with effective solutions for society’s most pressing issues.
- Epistemology – the identification of Knowledge and how it is obtained, and what we can truly call knowledge if anything at all
- Moral Philosophy – explores the 3 main aspects of Ethical Decision making and if they are adequate
- Philosophy of the Mind – discovering the relationship between The Mind and The Body (Brain)
- Philosophy of Religion – exploring the existence of God and which arguments to attempt to prove and which to disprove, whether traditional God Language is consistent or meaningful philosophically speaking
The curriculum is an analytical approach to philosophy and the discovery of what is known to be true, how these ideas impact our daily lives. In broad strokes, this is the foundation of philosophical education.
The coursework at this level requires the students to engage in concise thinking at a deeper level. The aim is to get the student to engage with New Ideas at such a level that they not only know the information but that they fully understand the knowledge and can apply it. This process of focused Thinking has several aspects to it:
- Understanding the discussed Ideas and debating them broadening their ability to listen and verbalize their thoughts
- Discussion and Debate to help clarify and evaluate students grasp of the concepts and arguments on either side of the discussion
- Self-Discovery and Thinking to internalize the concepts to effectively apply them
- Writing their clear understanding of the Ideas to express their thoughts and feelings about these issues