As many of you would be aware, our Religious Education Program runs from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our Year 12 students all complete Unit 2 Ethics and Morality. Currently, they are completing their learning for Outcome Two which asks students to demonstrate their understanding about ethical perspectives, which exist in a pluralist society. Over the next few weeks, students will research a number of historical philosophers, comparing and contrasting their ethical perspectives, and how these would ‘hold up’ in a pluralist society.
As a way of kick starting their learning, The Year 12 Oratory Teachers researched and delivered information about the selected philosophers to the Year 12 students in a lecture style presentation. Philosophers include Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Marx, Voltaire, Socrates and Nietzsche. Although one of the main aims was to provide information for the students to begin their learning, delivering this topic as a lecture provided students with a number of learning opportunities.
- Note taking
- Actively listening
- Extended focusing
- Synthesising information
- Deciding on what information they needed and what they didn’t
- Looking out for verbal and visual clues
These are very much skills they will need if they choose to pursue a tertiary education.
I am very pleased to report that the boys did very well. They engaged positively with the experience and information presented; they took good notes on the sheet provided and managed to stay attentive for the 40 minute lecture. Well done boys!
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission