Isis Day

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Isis Day

  1. 2. changes to rmps in new curriculum <ul><li>no change to content (in terms of areas to be covered)- more changing way you teach (4 capac) </li></ul><ul><li>move towards depth & breadth </li></ul><ul><li>emphasis on exploration, rather than imparting of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>core issues are to be made more explicit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in re this becomes learning ‘philosophical’ meanings rather than abstract facts </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Literacy Outcomes <ul><li>taking fair share in helping people become confident communicators... </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century definition of ‘text’ (a medium through which ideas, experiences, opinions can be communicated). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>has both modern and ancient import </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>losing the ability to interpret symbolically (or in keeping with genre) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Creation Stories
  4. 5. Creation Stories Unit <ul><li>pre-existing unit on creation myths of ancient cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes about the secret meanings in the stories... </li></ul><ul><li>how does where (we believe) we came from affect how we live or what we believe is right and wrong? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is morality a social creation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can it be absolute if we don’t believe in a ‘god’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we, then, really believe in ‘fairness’? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. symbolism
  6. 7. inuit story <ul><li>Does the fact they believe they came about by accident help us to understand traditions of infanticide? </li></ul><ul><li>Is fear useful or a hindrance? </li></ul>
  7. 8. what we did... <ul><li>tasks altered to encourage development of four capacities (Black Box, AifL...) </li></ul><ul><li>more ‘believable’ creation stories added </li></ul><ul><ul><li>exercises that encourage reflection on how believing elements of these stories might change the way we act or see the world. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. genesis
  9. 10. evolution
  10. 11. questions like... <ul><li>can we still believe that humans should act differently from animals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what exactly is our telos or purpose in the world? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are we completely wasting our time with what we call ethics </li></ul></ul>

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