Exploring Ethics: Activity-Centered Teaching to Develop Thinking About Values

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9780719571817: Exploring Ethics: Activity-Centered Teaching to Develop Thinking About Values
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This photocopiable "Teacher's Resource Book" meets two important needs: it provides tried and tested strategies for teaching Ethics at Advanced level. Ethics is now a core component of many A level and GNVQ specifications, most notably Advanced level Religious Studies and Philosophy; it enhances the teaching of values and moral issues within the statutory Citizenship/PSHE curriculum, and within RE at Key Stage 4 or post-16. "Exploring Ethics" starts with a short course designed to introduce the teacher to the key concepts of Ethics. This same material can also be used as a photocopiable introduction to Ethics for the A or AS level student. This section is followed by 16 thoroughly tried and tested 'ethical games' - simulations, role plays and decision-making exercises - that develop: thinking about values and moral decision making; critical thinking about ethical concepts; mental maps of moral philosophy; notions of citizenship and community and their role in society. Each activity introduces one key ethical concept and enables students to discover for themselves the issues and problems that arise from thinking about values.

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Jeremy Hayward and Gerald Jones are experienced teachers of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Jeremy Hayward is a lecturer at the London Institute of Education, where he is subject leader for the PGCE in Citizenship Studies. Gerald Jones is Head of Humanities at the Mary Ward Centre, London. At the Institute of Education, they have also run a series of highly praised seminars on developing activity-centred teaching. They have used these methods widely to develop critical thinking and raise achievement in a range of curriculum contexts from Science through to History and RE. Marilyn Mason is Education Officer of the British Humanist Association and an experienced teacher of Philosophy.

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