Melbourne-based schools interested in participating in Big Questions are cordially invited to contact us.
By participating in Big Questions, school communities can develop a more interactive and inquiry-based curriculum and a more open teaching culture in which teachers exchange ideas and work more collaboratively.
Teachers can benefit from new professional development opportunities and practical assistance in the classroom from Philosophy students whose discipline-based knowledge and thinking skills complement teachers’ own professional knowledge and skills. Teachers will also be invited to experiment with novel pedagogical approaches and to reflect on their own teaching practice.
Our partner school for 2014 was Heatherhill Primary School, located in Springvale, Victoria.
Our partner school for the pilot phase in 2013 was Mahogany Rise Primary School, located in Frankston North, Victoria.
We are fortunate to have the support of The King David School, in Armadale, Victoria, where Philosophy has been taught at middle school level for over 30 years. The King David School has generously supported the Big Questions program by providing opportunities for mentors to observe and participate in Philosophy classes as part of their training.