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Metacognition and philosophy go hand-in-hand because metacognition involves thinking deeply about the nature of thought, learning, knowledge & the mind. For this reason we have put together a comprehensive whole-school philosophy resource whose sole purpose is to make students think deeply about life!
This product comprises twenty philosophical debate and discussion sessions, the following topics are covered:
1. Animal Rights & Caring for Animals
2. Art & The Nature of Beauty
3. Big Issues in Politics
4. British/US Values
5. Caring For The Environment
6. Celebrating Other Cultures & Religions
7. Christian Philosophy & Ethics
9. Computers, Robots & Artificial Intelligence
11. Ethics & Morality
12. Friendship, Exclusion & Bullying
13. Literacy, Reading & The Value of Literature
14. Metaphysics & The Nature of Reality
15. Moral & Spiritual Development
16. Space, Aliens & The Universe
17. The Biggest Questions in Philosophy
18. The Philosophy of History
19. The Philosophy of Maths
20. "Who Am I?" & The Philosophy of Identity
We hope this collection covers all of the bases in relation to the main fields and central debates of philosophy and that your teaching colleagues will find something they can use here.
Each session features a variety of debate and discussion prompts. The 'Philosophy Boxes Method' presents students with a set of ‘mystery boxes’, when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities: each uses 1 of 8 different formats. The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson.
There are 10 different plenary/assessments slides to choose from: an integrated menu means teachers can switch to and from AfL tasks easily and at any time. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes.
The nature of the design makes these sessions highly flexible: each PowerPoint file can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity. Most sessions can be used multiple times.
This is an ideal resource to bring P4C (Philosophy for Children) into your school: the range of topics means there's 'something for every one' and that the cross-curricular connections are very broad.
We hold that engaging students in philosophical discussion, debates and thinking is one of the best ways to enhance their critical-thinking skills and Higher-Order Thinking Skills: the metacogntive benefits of philosophy in schools should not be underestimated!
Thank you for looking at our resources! Make sure to download some of our free samples: just visit globalmetacognition.com
We offer a range of whole-school metacognition resources that aim to enhance metacognitive skills and strategies in students aged 11-16. You can download individual resources or buy our 'Whole School Metacognition Toolkits' that make establishing a whole-school metacognition initiative easy.
Our resources specialise in:
* Boosting Learning-Power
* Teaching Metacognitive Skills & Strategies
* Increasing Metacognitive Power (Intelligence, Memory etc.)
These resources are made and distributed in partnership with The Global Metacognition Institute.
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Copyright Adam Godwin (2019)