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

Unit Outline (9 lessons)

Name of unit: What’s a good human life and how do I get one?Themes: Good, the good life, a good person, a good act, evil, happiness, discrimination (Ethics, Epistemology, Social and

Unit Outline (10 lessons)

Name of Unit: Duck! Rabbit! Believing What We See or Seeing What We Believe?Themes: Perception, belief, knowledge,using our senses, coming to know things, developing good argument (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning)Books

Unit Outline (9 lessons)

Name of unit: It’s Time!Themes: Time, change, perception, perspective (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning)Books used for this unit:Cam, P.  (1993) Thinking Stories 1 Philosophical Inquiry for Children, Hale & Iremonger, NSW.Cam, P. (1993) Thinking Stories

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