PESA Conference 2017

Birth, Death and Rebirth:
Does philosophy of education need a new Subject?

1-5 Dec 2017, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, Australia

Why Teach Philosophy or Ethics In Schools?

This public discussion panel will consider future policy and curriculum issues such as whether ethics should be taught as a compulsory school subject to all students in an effort to respond to the general capability of ‘ethical understanding’ and, if so, how should this be taught and assessed? What implications does this have for teacher training? The panel will also consider empirical findings that link the study of philosophy to increased NAPLAN scores i.e. . The four-person panel will each present their views on this theme and then respond to one another.  

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Public Discussion Panel: Why Teach Philosophy or Ethics in Schools?


Crowne Plaza, Newcastle
NSW Australia



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