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WHAT IS A GOOD LIFE?

Teaching Religion and Philosophy

With Dylan Bartlett and Jeremy Hall
Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart & Auckland

From vision to classroom reality, Dylan and Jeremy will share a wide-ranging and versatile unit for the middle school classroom (Years 7-10).

This unit models a ‘personal search’ approach to Religious and Values Education (RaVE) and shows how RaVE can be at the centre of the secondary curriculum as a lively, relevant, inter-disciplinary subject that promotes critical thinking skills and enhances personal development.

The course will be a valuable opportunity for RaVE and Philosophy teachers, as well as pastoral leaders responsible for well-being programs.

KEY ISSUES:

  • Motivating philosophical discussion in the classroom
  • Exploring the values that surround us
  • A ‘personal search’ approach to Religious and Values Education

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Hedonism and the Life of Pleasure
  • Consumerism and the Adaptation Principle
  • An introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Aristotle and Virtue Ethics
  • Principal Beliefs of Islam
  • The Buddhist Path
  • Christianity Re-examined

Resources

Delegates will receive a comprehensive resource pack, with subject briefings, lesson plans and everything you need to bring this course to life in your own school and context.

Dates and Venues

  • Adelaide: Monday 8 April (St Aloysius College)
  • Melbourne: Friday 3 May (Melbourne Grammar School)
  • Brisbane: Friday 10 May (Anglican Church Grammar School)
  • Hobart: Friday 7 June (St Michael’s Collegiate School)
  • Auckland: Monday 10 June (Diocesan School for Girls)

Registration

9 a.m. for a 9.30 a.m. start and 3 p.m. finish.

Bookings

$170/person or $150/person for DAN members & multiple bookings from same school.

Cost includes Workshop, Teaching Materials, Morning Tea & Lunch.

Places will be limited and early bookings are encouraged.