The Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW
Presents a new workshop:

Assessment of Philosophical Community of Inquiry

This course is for teachers wishing to have a better understanding of best practice in NSW in theformal assessment of community of inquiry (COI), a core component of many philosophy in schools programs. Delivery will be blended, meaning teachers will be expected to dedicate approximately 4 hours (individually, on their own time) reading materials, assessing a recorded COI, and composing feedback for student participants. The face to face component will take place during the second round of the NSW Philosothon, an evening event hosted by North Sydney Girls High School on September 19, 2019.
This course will help teachers to consolidate and extend their skills in assessing individual student performance in philosophy in relation to three specific domains: question formation,thinking moves, and collaborative inquiry. As such, this course will assist teachers to practice their skills in tracking metacognition and in composing quality feedback for students in these areas. It will also provide experience and better understanding of student performance in competitive COI which will assist teachers in preparing future teams for inter-school competitive philosophy events, such as the NSW Philosothon.

Flier APCOI 2019

Bookings: Numbers are limited and it is advisable to book early.
Late bookings can be accepted only if space is available.
To book for the course, please go to https://qrs.ly/p6aaoef

Payment: The cost is $150. Payment can be made by direct debit to the Commonwealth Bank BSB 062498 Ac 10426568,

or by a cheque made out to the Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW, posted to:

Dr Sandra Lynch, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame,
P.O. Box 944 Broadway NSW 2007, in advance of the workshop.


The Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW
Announces a new FAPSA workshop — Advanced Practice 1:
Achieving Ethical Understanding through Philosophical Inquiry

University of Notre Dame, Broadway Campus, Sydney
19th October 2019
Participants may elect to undertake this course after gaining FAPSA certification (completion of the Philosophy in Schools NSW introductory, extension, and reflection workshops) and spending at least 6 months using philosophical methods in the classroom. This advanced course will help teachers to consolidate and extend their
skills in planning and using collaborative inquiry-based methods in the classroom with a particular focus on the critical, creative and caring thinking requisite to the development of robust ethical understanding.
Completing this course will contribute to 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standards 3.3.2 & 4.1.2 from the Australian
Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher
Accreditation in NSW.
Bookings: Numbers are limited and it is advisable to book early.
Late bookings can be accepted only if space is available.
To book for the course, please visit https://qrs.ly/6waaoc8
Payment: The cost is $400, which includes morning tea and handouts.
Payment can be made by direct debit to the Commonwealth Bank BSB 062498 Ac 10426568,
or by a cheque made out to the Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW, posted to Dr Sandra Lynch, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, P.O. Box 944 Broadway NSW 2007, in advance of the workshop.
Two further Advanced Practice workshops will be offered in future:
• Developing Knowledge and Understanding through Philosophical Inquiry
• Improving Student Reasoning through Philosophical Inquiry
This sequence of three Advanced Practice workshops
is officially endorsed by the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA)

 

2019 –  Philosophy in Schools Association of NSW next Introductory Workshops (previously Level 1)

…will be held on…

31st Aug – 14th September 2019

These workshops are an introduction to the use of the philosophical Community of Inquiry to promote critical and creative thinking and ethical understanding in the classroom. It presupposes no formal training in philosophy or experience in teaching philosophy in schools. Completion of the two days of training, together with a short practical assignment, leads to official endorsement by the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Association (FAPSA).

The workshop presenters are academics and teachers with extensive experience in philosophy in schools, including the publication of internationally recognised books for teachers and the implementation of highly successful school programs.

The cost is $610 (full-time students $350) for the two day course, which includes morning tea and handouts.

Completing this 2 day course will contribute to 10 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standards 3.3.2 & 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

To register, please use this form.

More information, including presenter bios, can be found via the workshop flyer.