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1 Philosophy and the Talking Classroom Caroline Cullen Co-Head of English and Drama The Greenwich Free School

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4 Has the development of technology stunted the advancement of humanity? Does religion lead to intolerance? Can humans ever really change things or is the world doomed? Is it better to tell the truth, even if it causes harm to others? Pearl Jam: Philosophical Questions (generated by Year Seven pupils)

5 MACBETH Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off… In this scene, Macbeth is similar to John Stuart Mill – he is thinking about the consequences if he kills Duncan. The world becomes unbalanced when the characters act selfishly, just like when the natural order is disturbed in Macbeth. BALANCE P4C short film stimulus Year Seven Pupils

6 What is music?What is language? How does what we say affect what people think? Can non-verbal communication be as powerful as verbal communication? Questions generated by Year Seven in response to a piece of wordless jazz music

7 Website: Philosophy at GFS (including links to training and resources): Our School


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