Meeting of Minds – 18th August, 2023 at Newington College, Stanmore
This is an annual event. Check back for further details about Meeting of Minds 2024. (Members will be notified in the first newsletter.)
Meeting of Minds presents an opportunity for like-minded Year 7-8 students from schools across NSW to get together for a day of collaborative inquiry at the Critical Thinking Quarter, Newington College.
In 2023 students focused on the topic: Character and worked together on a deep dive into the virtue courage before working collaboratively around understanding and application of Aristotle’s theory of the Golden Mean. Communities of inquiry were facilitated by FAPSA-trained facilitators. Thanks to the enthusiastic teachers and students from: Central West Leadership Academy, Domremy College, Emanuel, Meriden, Newcastle Grammar School, Newington College, North Sydney Girls High School, Redlands, Rosebank, and Sydney Boys High School.
The pictures below show the spirit of the event.
In 2022, to introduce this year’s topic: Identity, Headmaster Mr Michael Parker, presented an interactive Thought Experiment: the Brain Swap. Sessions 2 and 3 involved small group conceptual activities and community of inquiry, led by FAPSA-trained facilitators.
Thanks to the enthusiastic teachers and students from: Central West Leadership Academy, Meriden, Newington College, North Sydney Girls High School, Rosebank, St Patrick’s, and Sydney Boys High School for their participation in this inaugural year.