Young Philosophers | What does it mean to be human?

Fri 13 Nov, 9.30am–11am

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This program takes place virtually

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9am–5pm, daily

Levels 5-6

Thinking caps on! Young Philosophers is a fun and challenging experience using works in the NGV Collection to inspire creative and critical thinking. Meet the Ancient Greek philosophers that have endeavoured to answer perennial questions about the world around us, discover artists whose work inspires thinking about what it means to be human 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.

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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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