Communities of Enquiry.
Friday 2nd July saw the Seniors embark on philosophical enquiry as they took part in the Philosothon. Mrs MacLennan explains, ‘This is a friendly competition in which students participate in a series of “communities of inquiry”. The themes for the Form III and Lower IV discussions included responsibility, gullibility and trust and property. Upper IV and Lower V discussed property and ownership, the principle of choice and the notions of both individual and collective responsibility.
Discussions stemmed from reading a stimulus passage and pursuing lines of inquiry as a group. Students had to navigate their different views and opinions, questioning one another and working to understand their different perspectives to arrive at broader conclusions to their discussions. Each group had a member of Priory Sixth and a staff member supporting them in their thinking and discussions.’
The grounds were a perfect place for the Seniors to philosophize and, in their different groups, were seen to be engaged in some riveting discussions!
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