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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHIL2999 Philosophy Students into Schools
20 creditsClass Size: 12
Module manager: Grace Lockrobin
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualifications60 credits of PHIL modules at Level 1.
There is an application process for this module.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|ENGL32110||Students into Schools|
|HIST2540||History Students in Schools|
|MODL2001||Linguists into Schools|
|MODL2005||Linguists into Schools|
|MODL3800||Linguists Into Schools|
|THEO2000||TRS Students into Schools|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module will take place over two semesters to give students the opportunity to gradually deepen their understanding of the theory, practicalities and challenges of philosophising with children, and to develop and refine their practice. In the first semester, students will be trained in the philosophy, pedagogy and practice of philosophising with young children through a series of interactive seminars. In the second semester, students will be placed in a local primary school where they will plan, deliver, and evaluate a series of 9 philosophy sessions for children aged 7-11. Students will work in parallel with teachers who have also been trained in the pedagogical approach 'Philosophy for Children' (P4C).
ObjectivesBy working with philosophical content in a practical context we hope that students on this module will achieve fresh perspective on their subject along with a better sense of how they might use the skills they are developing in the future.
We also hope that this module will boost student employability and entrepreneurialism, offering Leeds philosophy students the opportunity to develop skills and attributes that will support them into work when they graduate - skills such as teamwork, time management, creative project design and delivery. The module will obviously be of particular interest to students who express an interest in working as teachers in the future.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary philosophical, pedagogical, and practical issues concerning the practice of philosophy with children.
2. Critically assess the arguments of writers from both philosophy and education who are concerned with philosophical, pedagogical and practical issues concerning the practice of philosophy with children.
3. Develop, refine and reflect upon their own practice in the primary classroom.
4. Develop, refine, and defend their own positions on a range of issues concerning the practice of philosophy with children.
Introducing the project, the people and the primary school
Introducing the Community of Philosophical Enquiry
Stimulating Philosophical Enquiry
Children's Philosophical Questions
Facilitating Philosophical Dialogue
Reflection on, and Evaluation of philosophical Enquiry
Placements in Schools
Progress review workshop
Assessment preparation workshop
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||125.00|
|Total Contact hours||75.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study2 hours preparation per seminar: 20 hours
2 hours write-up per seminar: 20 hours
1 hour personal reflection per observed session: 3 hours
1 hour personal preparation per classroom session: 9 hours
1 hour write-up per classroom session: 9 hours
1 hour contributing to VLE discussion per week: 20 hours
Preparation of essay: 22 hours
Preparation of reflective log: 22 hours
Total 135 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFeedback during seminars
Feedback on observed classroom sessions
Progress review workshop
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Presentation||15 minutes verbal presentation including 5 mins Q&A. Assessment will include submission of a hardcopy (text and any other materials) via the VLE.||30.00|
|Practical||Link teacher or placement supervisor provides a final account of placement performance.||10.00|
|Written Work||Teaching material with reflective commentary.||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resit for verbal presentation will be written submission only. Resit for written work will be an equivalent written submission.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 01/10/2019
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