Young Philosophers | What is emotion?

Fri 27 Nov 20, 9.30am–11am (AEST)

Past program

This program takes place virtually

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. Emotions are at the core of the human experience. Meet philosophers who have examined raw human emotions like love and anger, discover artists that question what is means to ‘feel’ through their work and create a mini-folio of your own ideas.

Learning Objectives

  • Use thinking and questioning tools to practice critical and creative thinking – 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.

Learn Virtual

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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