• Agenda

    Agenda

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    13 DECEMBER 2018, THURSDAY
    08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30

    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

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30

    Session 2 

    Structuring the Course

    We will examine the principles behind this current Guide and, in light of these, look at a variety of ways of structuring the course in the context of the overall Aims and Objectives of the Group 3 Philosophy course

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
    13:30 - 15:00

    Session 3

    ‘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


    15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
    15:15 - 16:45

    Session 4

    The Internal Assessment 

    Arguably, the IA 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

    14 DECEMBER 2018, 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?

    15 DECEMBER 2018, SATURDAY
    09:00 - 10:30

    Session 9 

    Philosophy Extended Essay 

    We will be taking a 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

    Crimes & Misdemeanours: Nagging Doubts, And Final Q&A 

    The content and purpose of this final session will be devised by all of us during the preceding two days. Whatever we collectively wish to focus on, whatever we want to revise or recap on, this is the opportunity for that.

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