Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Melyn Bragg vs. The Ontological Argument

Exciting news! This Thursday’s episode of In Our Time, Radio 4’s show on the history of ideas, will be covering the ontological argument. If, like me, you have a soft spot for Anselm’s attempt to prove God’s existence through a priori reasoning and for hearing clever people talking about stuff, then no doubt you’ll be drooling with anticipation already.

The link for the episode is here. It’s broadcast at 9.00 am and repeated at 9.30 pm, but every episode is archived, so you can listen (and re-listen) at your leisure.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Socratic Thinking Resources

Apologies for the slightly longer than expected period of dormancy over the summer: I've been busy with house moves and getting my brain around being head of my very own RS department. I should hopefully be able to blog a bit more regularly from now on.

I've recenly uploaded a couple of resources to the TES website, based around the idea of Socratic questioning. If you teach RS or Philosophy, you might find these useful as a way of extending the thinking of your students. If you're a student,you could use them as a prompt to help you start an internal dialogue to help you improve your answers to essay style questions.

Links to the resources are below, you'll need a TES account to view them:

Socratic Question Cards

Socratic Question Matrix