2018 QLD Philosothon (Senior Division)

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The University of Queensland

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072


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The Philosothon is a program designed to develop the ability of students to critically analyse ideas and concepts, improve skills in argumentation and to collaboratively explore philosophical issues.

The Philosothon has developed a very significant profile over the last few years both nationally and internationally. This is your school’s chance to be involved in a major event directly linked to improving educational outcomes.

Facilitators will include professional philosophers from the University of Queensland and current teachers in Philosophy and Reason.

Senior Division Information

The Senior Division (Years 7-12) of the 2016 Queensland Philosothon is scheduled for

Saturday 12 May, 9:15 am – 2:30 pm, University of Queensland (St Lucia), Michie Building (West end of Forgan Smith)

Each school should aim to provide competitors in the age groups below. Ideally 4 students should be nominated in each team for Div A and Div B.

Division A (Years 10-12), Division B (Years 7-9)

Reserves may compete in the place of a competitor provided the facilitators are informed.

Program ( morning tea and lunch are provided on the day)

9:15 – 9:45 Registration

9:45 – 10:00 Welcome and outline of the day

10:00 – 10:30 Session 1

10:30 – 10:45 Morning tea (fruit provided)

10:45 – 11:30 Session 2

11:30 – 12:15 Session 3

12:15 – 12:45 Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 1:30 Session 4

1:30 – 2:00 Campus Tours

2:00 – 2:30 Presentations and closing

Registration information

All student teams are to be accompanied by a teacher from the school.

No materials are required. However, topics will be released to participating schools prior to the Philosothon and students can review their notes regarding the topics prior to commencing the Communities of Inquiry.

Cost: $22 per student (inc. GST) to cover expenses for the day. Details of electronic payment will be made available on registration.

Note that support materials will be provided to schools well before the event, including the topics for discussion on the day.

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