The Perspectives Model for the Extended Project Dissertation
13 November 2013
Perspectives on Science (PoS) is an acclaimed Level 3 course designed to enable student research into ethical and philosophical issues surrounding science.
PoS can be offered as a Designed Programme within the Level 3 Extended Project.
The course is extremely popular both with science students looking to broaden their studies and humanities students interested in discussing and debating scientific issues.
The skills it develops are highly prized by HE. This course is for teachers and curriculum leaders looking for a rigorous, well-established route to implementation of the Level 3 Extended Project, using the Perspectives on Science course as a model which can also be applied in other subject areas. Participants will explore approaches to critical reading of sources, philosophical thinking skills and ethical arguments, as well as the promotion of discussion and debate, management of student research projects, and assessment within the Extended Project framework.
The course, lead by Dr John Taylor who is PoS Director, is designed and organised by Rugby School. It will run from 10.15am to 3.45pm on 13 November 2013.
The fee per delegate is £125 + VAT = £150
For further details of the course programme and booking information, please contact Sarah Rusk at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01788 556216.
Please note that this course is designed and managed entirely by Rugby School. Click on the below for course programme details and to obtain the booking form.
The Philosophical Dimension of Learning Conference Report
On May 8, an audience of more than 100 teachers, academics and students gathered at Rugby School to explore the theme of ‘The Philosophical Dimension of Learning’.
The conference was addressed by renowned public intellectuals A.C Grayling, Angie Hobbs and Julian Baggini. Delegates explored the question of how best philosophy can be integrated within the whole curriculum.
The conference also saw the launch of:
‘Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching’, written by Dr John Taylor, Rugby’s Head of Philosophy and Director of Critical Skills.
Dr John L. Taylor MA BPhil MInst Phys; Head of Philosophy and Director of Critical Skills, Rugby; Edexcel EPQ Chief Examiner Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education Tel 07831 382961 @drjohnltaylor
To read a report of the Conference by Philip Gaydon, Warwick University, please click here
To hear an audio version of the conference click below. The conference has been divided into four sections following on from each other: