Lesson 16: Is This Generalisation Reasonable?

Lesson type: ActivityThemes: Logic and reasoning - searching for evidence, counterexamples, etc., to support claims Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Testing the strength of generalisations Purpose: To examine the criteria by which

Lesson 12: Katy or Justin?

Lesson type: ActivityFocus reasoning skills: Quality of reasons, Strong generalisationsRule focus: As neededThemes: Good argument (Logic and Reasoning)Purpose: To apply knowledge of argument in a light-hearted context.AT END OF SEMESTER

Lesson 4: Identifying argument in literature

Lesson type: Collaborative activityThemes: Argument, conclusion, premise, inference, assumptions, evidence (Logic and Reasoning) Focus reasoning skill: Identifying argument - conclusions, premises; generalisations | Rule focus: As needed Purpose: To foreground

Lesson 9: Is it better to be sexist or a misanthrope?

Lesson type: Community of Philosophical InquiryThemes: Discrimination (Ethics, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy) Focus inquiry/reasoning skills: Exploring disagreement, generalisations, counter-examples Rule focus: Thinking about what others mean Purpose: To explore

Lesson 7: Animal Rights

Year 7, Term 4 Unit: Big Ideas in Philosophy Lesson type: Activity and DiscussionTheme: Should animals have rights? (Ethics, Logic and Reasoning) Specific inquiry skill: Different points of view |

Lesson 5: Are some lies acceptable?

Year 7, Term 4 Unit: Big Ideas in Philosophy Lesson type: Concept Development ActivityTheme: Truth and lies (Ethics, Epistemology) Specific inquiry skill: Different points of view | Rule focus: Everyone's