Young Philosophers What is emotion?

Fri 29 Oct, 9.30am–11am (AEDT)

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This program takes place virtually

Booking required

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9am–5pm, daily

Levels 3-4

Thinking caps on! Young Philosophers is a fun and challenging experience using works in the NGV Collection to inspire creative and critical thinking. Love, sadness, anger: emotions are at the core of our experiences as humans. Meet philosophers who have examined raw human emotions, discover artists that question what it means to ‘feel’ and create a mini-folio of your own ideas.

Learning Objectives

  • Use thinking and questioning tools including Artful Thinking routines from Harvard University’s Project Zero.
  • Discuss big ideas using art in the NGV Collection as a provocation.
  • Listen and respond to comments and views constructively and thoughtfully.
  • Experiment with philosophical ideas through writing, drawing and pictorial models.
  • Document and present a virtual mini-folio of ideas

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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