An Introduction to Philosophy (Term One) - 2022

This course runs for a term and overviews the key aspects of Philosophy.

Course Overview

Philosophy is the subject that specializes in exploring fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. For example: What is reality? What does it mean for me to ‘know’ something? What is reasoning? What is a Mind? Does God exist? How should I live, and who should decide? Philosophical discussion draws on imaginative speculation, scientific evidence, sustained reflection on lived experience, and the different histories, cultural perspectives and texts that shape current thought. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the key areas in the study of Philosophy and to get participants thinking philosophically. We will initially explore what philosophy actually is, some of the history and development of historical thought and then move into some key philosophical areas. The best way of studying philosophy is by doing it. This means there is a heavy emphasis on discussion and knowledge building with others in this course. Anyone enrolling should be enthusiastic about that prospect.

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The Teacher

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Darren Sudlow

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Darren Sudlow has been teaching History, Classical Studies and Philosophy online for the last ten years. He is a member of the NetNZ leadership team and is registered as a teacher with Ashburton College. While not his major, philosophy was a minor focus at University and the Socratic Dialogues a key part of his Classical Studies course over the last few years. He is enjoying offering the first online Philosophy course for secondary age learners in New Zealand. Mr Sudlow has played football since he was eight years old and is a passionate supporter of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Secondary Teacher

Wing Lai

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Course Details

Explain the key aspects of Philosophy
Engage constructively in discussion

Philosophy
None
Knowledge Forum, Mattermost, Zoom
One Term
09 Feb 2022
14 Apr 2022
English

Yes
NCEA Level 2, NCEA Level 3
Yes

Learning Exchange

0.3 placement

OR Cost

$520.00

0 - 25

Offered by

Ashburton College
Ashburton College

Level (NCEA)

Yes - L2, L3

Course Dates

09 Feb 2022

till 14 Apr 2022

Duration

One Term

Taught in

English

Overall Rating

Learning Exchange

0.3 placement

OR Cost

$520.00

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