Stage 2: years 3 & 4
Topic 1: Being selfish
What is it to be selfish? And is being selfish always wrong?
Students work in small groups and as a class to build an understanding of opportunities to balance our own self-interest with the consideration of others. Find out more
Topic 2: Staring, Excuses and Reasons
This topic is an exploration of a scenario, created by educator and philosopher Matthew Lipman, in which the character Pixie gets in trouble for staring at her sister Miranda. Firstly, we look at staring. We ask, is it ok to stare at something, like the moon? At emu chicks at the zoo? Why? What about staring at a person? When might it be ok to stare at someone – and when is it not ok? Find out more