• Agenda

    Agenda

    This agenda is subject to change at anytime.

    30 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY
    09:00 - 09:30 Trickle-in registration with coffee and tea
    09:30 - 11:00 Session 1 - 

    What Is It Like To Be A Bat? Or Diogenes The Dog: Introductory Lesson Ideas

    We will be exploring a range of lesson ideas that might serve as introductions to each of the main parts of the Philosophy Guide
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 13:00 Session 2

    Structuring The Course

    We will examine the reasons behind the changes that were made for this current Guide, and look at a variety of ways of structuring the course 
    13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 
    13:45 - 15:15 Session 3

    The Aims and Objectives of Philosophy 

    We will look at how the Aims and Objectives of the Philosophy Guide, far from being abstract and separate, can actually be instantiated in the course, looking also at what key skills and knowledge will be tested.
    15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
    15:30 - 17:00 Session 4 - 

    The Internal Evaluation 

    Arguably, the IE is where students are really encouraged to ‘do’ Philosophy, where the aims and objectives of the Philosophy course come most obviously to life. We will look at ways to organise this part of the course, as well as look at some sample IAs, and consider strategies for generating good Internal Evaluations

    1 DECEMBER, FRIDAY
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 5 - 

    Paper 1(a) ‘Being Human’

    As well as considering how we might structure this Core part of the course, we will also look at some sample answers to this part of the examination, and consider them in light of the current Assessment Criteria
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 6

    Paper 1(b) Optional Themes 

    As well as considering how we might structure this section of the course, we will look at some sample answers to this part of the examination, and consider them in light of the current Assessment Criteria
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 7 - 

    Paper 2 Prescribed Text

    We will look at some sample answers to this part of the examination, and consider them in light of the current Assessment Criteria. We will also consider strategies for teaching Prescribed Texts
    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 8 - 

    Paper 3 HL Extension ‘Exploring Philosophical Activity’

    We will look at some sample answers to this part of the examination, and consider them in light of the current Assessment Criteria. What, precisely, IS ‘Exploring Philosophical Activity’, and what skills and knowledge are we trying to assess?

    2 DECEMBER, SATURDAY
    09:00 - 10:30 Session 9 - 

    Philosophy Extended Essay

    We will be taking at look at what constitutes good – and bad- Philosophy Extended Essays, and considering what skills and knowledge students are expected to demonstrate in the EE
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 Session 10 - 

    ‘Show & Tell’: Sharing Lesson and Planning Ideas 

    One of the most gratifying aspects of IB workshops is meeting colleagues from around the world and sharing our experiences and skills. This session aims to showcase precisely that

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