Syllabus information for leaders

Philosophy is concerned with questions of ethics, knowledge, aesthetics and reality. The course seeks to engage students in thinking about life’s big issues, such as the nature of reality, how we should live and what it means to be human.

Students engage in communities of inquiry style discussions to consider a range of issues and ideas, developing deep critical thinking skills and working collaboratively with peers.

Teachers may require time to upskill and build their knowledge in order to deliver the course.

Philosophy is a new course in 2022. Students may undertake either 100 or 200 hours of study in Philosophy in Stage 5. The course is divided into core and options. The core should precede the options. The options may be studied in any order.

The course may be structured in the following ways:

  • 100-hour course comprises two core topics and additional study of selected options to meet the 100-hour requirement
  • 200-hour course comprises two core topics and additional study of selected options to meet the 200-hour requirement

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