As of today, MAP@Leeds has started supporting the teaching of AS Philosophy at Allerton High School in Leeds. As this is the first year in which the school has offered its pupils the opportunity to study philosophy, our role is to support the teacher in finding the best ways to engage the pupils with the challenging material.
Throughout January-March 2017, we will be running four sessions in which both MAP@Leeds and other University of Leeds PhD students travel to the school and deliver interactive sessions. The aim is to teach the pupils how to apply the theory that they have encountered in their classes to larger ideas and problems in the real world. In this way, we hope to show the pupils the relevance and applicability of the more abstract thoughts and arguments in their curriculum. By sharing our enthusiasm about the subject, we want to spark the pupils’ interest and curiosity in philosophical enquiry in general. We are hoping to expand this kind of collaboration to other schools in the wider Leeds area in the coming months.
Teacher in the Leeds area? Please get in touch for Philosophy support sessions!
Email us at PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk