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COURSES

The Philosophy Crash Course is back! 

The first online session was delivered via MS Teams on Thursday 26th November at 3:30pm until 4:30pm. 

The next online session will be on 20th May 2021 at 7pm - EVENT ENDED

Attendees are granted access to the 'Plans for Attendees' Section where they will be able to download 20+ philosophy lesson plans,  complete with resources. Take a look at the overview here

There are also Religious Specific Courses coming soon - see below

Value for money?

"I thought £25 was very reasonable as there were lots of resources provided that i could take back to school with me to support staff." - Course Attendee

"Yes- it was great value for money for such expertise" - Course Attendee

What did you learn? 

"Teaching philosophy can be done with any age and that tasks and activities can be adapted and simplified to be accessible for all ages.  That teaching the philosophies/philosophers in RE can have additional benefits for other areas of our teaching curriculum such as Science, English., maths" - Course Attendee

"I learned lots! I liked the ideas about getting the children to come up with 'big questions.'" - Course Attendee

 
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New Religion Specific Courses coming soon! 

Nebula Partnership and PhilosophyinKS2 present religion specific philosophy courses: Online training from £25 per delegate per course: 

Are you wondering about how to teach children about the philosophy that influenced Humanism? 

Can you name any Jewish or Christian philosophers? 

Have you heard of the Translation Movement? 

Do you know how the Hindu creation stories seek to explain the origin of existence?  

Find out about our Religion Specific Philosophy Courses for KS1 and KS2 teachers by bookmarking this site or getting in touch via Twitter @philosophyinKS2

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Unit Overview - 20+ Lessons

A Primary Philosophical

Mini-Curriculum

EYFS Lessons - Optional use of Socrates Doll

Socratic Method: Plan, script - question sorting and introducing 'Big Questions'

What is 'real'? Plan - thinking about where knowledge comes from and whether we can tell if something is real or not. Discusses personhood. 

Years 1 and 2 Lessons

What's the Big Idea? Plan - an introduction to philosophy and some of the big ideas it delves into. 

How Did the Universe Come to Be? A discussion based unit about creation and the idea of God. 

Year 3 Lesson

What is the Difference Between Knowing and Believing? Plan - a look at observation, faith and miracles. 

Year 4 Lesson

Morality: How do People Make Moral Decisions? Plan - a look at how people justify moral decisions with logical arguments.  

Year 5 Lessons

Utilitarianism Parts I & II - Plans, Presentation, Scenario Cards - a look at Bentham and Mill's system for moral decision making.  

Ontology: Plan, Presentation - A look at the Ontological arguments for the existence of God and its problems. 

Year 6 Lesson

Plato's Cave:  Plan - A look at the role of the philosopher in society and the idea of knowledge through revelation. 

Primary Range Home/School Lesson 1

The Purpose of Things:  Plan - A discussion based enquiry into the purpose of everyday things. It examines the 'why' of objects, both made and naturally occurring. An introduction to teleology. 

Primary Range Home/School Lesson 2

Of Superheroes and Miracles:  Plan and Presentation - A discussion based enquiry into the origins of the idea of the 'superhero'. Encompassing believability, scepticism, Hume and his views on miracles. 

Primary Range Home/School Lesson 3

Morality with a Buddhist Focus: Plan - A discussion based enquiry looking at morality and the externalised, spiritual drives behind it. Encompassing non-spiritual reasons of morality, inviting discussion about internal morality as well as a starting point to study belief in karma. 

Primary Range Home/School Lesson 4

Knowing VS Believing Part 1:  Plan - A discussion based enquiry looking at the difference between 'Knowing' and 'believing'. Part 1 covers magic tricks and the senses as a source of 'fact'. It asks whether scientists need a little belief in their line of work too. Introduces concepts such as dark matter.

Primary Range Home/School Lesson 5

Knowing VS. Believing Part 2:  Plan and Presentation - A discussion using Flew's The Invisible Gardener Parable. How do we know things? Is there a battle going on between science and belief? Do scientists believe? An introduction to the Falsification Principle. 

Year 5/6 Lessons 1 - 6 - The Great Philosophers

A range of 6 lessons looking at the lives and major influence of 4 Great Philosophers. These resources can stand alone or be taught as a unit covering some major themes from the Ancients. There are 4 philosopher based PowerPoint presentations, factsheets and questions to go with each unit. There are also 2 bonus presentations bringing the work of the philosophers together around ideas about being 'good' and the soul. These connect to Christianity and Buddhism.