Question Quadrant: Types of Questions

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: Introduction to Philosophy/Identity Lesson type: Activity - exploring types of questions Theme: Open, intellectual questions (Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Specific inquiry/reasoning skill: Giving reasons |

Lesson 3: The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Lesson type: Discussion and activityThemes: Cooperation, competition, responsibility, making moral decisions with consideration of social contract theory and our duty to others (Social and Political Philosophy, Logic and reasoning)Focus inquiry/reasoning

Lesson 1: Injustice

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Consideration of injustice, social contract theory and our duty to others (Social and Political Philosophy)Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Considering other points of viewPurpose: To foreground

Lesson 3: Free Will and Determinism

Lesson type: Activity and explicit teaching: PPT Free Will and Determinism. The problem of freedom of the will in an age of science. Themes: Autonomy, control, choices, identity, free will

Lesson 15: Free Rider

Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiryThemes: Making moral decisions with consideration of social contract theory and our duty to othersFocus inquiry/reasoning skill: Considering other points of view, contradictions Purpose: To

Lesson 13: Making moral decisions: Deontology

Lesson type: Explicit teachingThemes: Rules, consequences (Ethics) Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Developing and using reliable criteria Rule focus: Listening Purpose: To explicitly teach the moral theory of Deontology, in particular the

Lesson 11: How do we make fair rules?

Lesson type: ActivityThemes: Equity, fairness (Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Logic and Reasoning) Focus inquiry skill: Collaborating with others Rule focus: Everyone’s ideas are important Purpose: To consider under what

Lesson 9: John Q – watching the movie

Themes: Making moral decisions, right and wrong, value of a life, equity, rules (Ethics, Social/Political Phil)Focus inquiry skill: Listening to identify moral conflictsPurpose: To prepare students for discussions and activities