Successful Extended Project
The Perspectives Model - 25 June 2013
This course will explore how to use the Extended Project as a way of promoting deeper, philosophical thinking, and independent learning. The event is open to all teachers and curriculum leaders with an interest in the Extended Project, or similar approaches to project-based learning.
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 leader is Dr John Taylor who is the Perspectives Project Director.
Please click on the below for more information on the course 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: