Unit Outline (8 lessons)

Name of unit: ‘Arty Party’NB: This unit is based on ‘Arty Party’ to be found in *Chesters et al (2013) pages 25 – 36. It is expected that the teacher will become

Lesson 7: Is it beautiful?

Lesson type: Concept explorationThemes: Beauty (Aesthetics, Epistemology) Focus reasoning skills: Necessary and sufficient | Rule focus: We think about what others mean Purpose: To explore the concept ‘beauty’ and develop

Lesson 6: Thinking about beauty

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Beauty, beautiful (Aesthetics, Ethics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Focus inquiry skill: Thinking deeply | Rule focus: There may be many suitable answers Focus reasoning

Lesson 5: Authentic or Original?

Lesson type: Skills development – Making distinctionsThemes: Authentic, original (Aesthetics, Epistemology) Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Making distinctions | Rule focus: We listen to each other Purpose: To make distinctions between concepts

Lesson 4: Authenticity in art

Lesson Type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Authenticity, art (Aesthetics, Ethics, Epistemology) Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Other points of viewRule focus: We build other people’s ideas Purpose: To explore notions of authenticity

Lesson 3: Art and the Artist

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Art and the artist (Aesthetics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning)Focus inquiry skills: Exploring differences, other points of viewRule focus: Everyone’s ideas are important Purpose: To

Lesson 2: What is Art?

Lesson type: Concept exploration - Art Themes: Art (Aesthetics, Epistemology) Focus inquiry skills: Counter-examples, other points of view Rule focus: We think about what others mean Purpose: To develop a

Lesson 1: Arty Party

Lesson Type: Setting the agenda for discussion Themes: Art, ownership (Aesthetics, Ethics) Focus inquiry skill: Raising open, philosophical questions | Rule focus: We listen to each other Purpose: To raise