Young Philosophers | Where is meaning?

Fri 9 Jul, 10am–11.30am (AEST)

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Levels 9 – 10

Who decides what an artwork means? How is meaning generated and who (or what) has authority over it? In this session led by Dr Lenny Robinson, learn to use concept games to develop philosophical arguments, explore the work of a range of theorists including French philosopher Roland Barthes, and create a folio of your own ideas.

Learning Objectives 

  • Discuss ‘big ideas’ and key philosophical theories using art from the NGV collection as a provocation
  • Explain and justify thinking processes and practice skills of critical reasoning
  • Develop criteria to assess the plausibility of different arguments and viewpoints
  • Create a folio documenting ideas from the session

Speaker Bio

Dr. Lenny Robinson has worked as a philosophy teacher for almost two decades and for the VCAA in areas related to VCE Philosophy curriculum development and assessment for over 15 years. Together with Anna Symes, she is the author of a series of popular philosophy textbooks and the founder and previous convener of Preshil’s annual Philosophy Conference, a one-day event that brings together international and Australian philosophers, teachers and high school students to share ideas and engage in philosophical dialogue.

This program is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.

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The National Gallery of Victoria is a proud partner of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training (DET) that provides opportunities for high-ability students in Victorian government schools.

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