David Birch’s Provocations will help teachers to present ideas and stimulate discussions which both accommodate and engage adolescent appetites.
Foreword by A. C. Grayling.
Are human beings flawed? Is murder an act of insanity or just plain thoughtlessness? Do we need a soul?
From the fall of Icarus to the rise of Caesar, this practical book draws upon history, philosophy and literature to provoke students to think, question and wonder. Divided into chapters on the world, self, society and others, this resource for secondary school is written to give teachers the means to listen rather than teach – and to allow the ideas and thoughts of students to form the centre of the lesson.
With a clear introductory outline on its use both in and out of the classroom, Provocations also contains tips and advice to help guide teachers to span the curriculum. The book’s content is applicable to history, geography, religious studies, science, art, English and citizenship, and offers teachers of all subjects the opportunity to introduce a student-centred approach to their lessons.
Designed for all teachers, whether they are Philosophy for Children (P4C) trained or just experimenting with philosophy, of learners aged 11–18.
There is also a hardback edition available, ISBN 9781845908881.There is also a hardback edition available, ISBN 978-184590888-1.