How To Think Differently
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Inspiring a love of thinking, learning, enquiring and existing...if we exist at all that is!
WARNING, this course will prove that the person starting the course is a completely different person to the person going home
Learn to think in a completely different way and become a philosopher and public speaker for the day.
The day will offer discussions on fascinating concepts and looking at them from lots of different points of view. Learn how to agree, disagree, respond, question, listen and change your mind several times, change other children's minds, whilst at all times developing your skills to think critically, creatively and philosophically.
There's nothing more wonderful than discussing things philosophically - it is unique and fun as you can never be wrong! Try out new, mind-boggling and thought-provoking philosophical conversations, debates, drama exercises, art and games that will make you think and wonder about the world we live in very differently indeed.
Just a few of the things we will discuss: Can you jump into the same river twice? Is it ever right to do something wrong? Does knowing mean we are not learning? Is it possible to see things that don't exist? This is also the perfect workshop for you to come with your own philosophical questions and start your own philosophical discussion in a fun and enjoyable way.
Start date: 10:00am, 18th Jan, 2020
End date: 3:00pm, 18th Jan, 2020
Location: Bloomsbury, South East / London
Masterclass year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Masterclass leader: Marcelo Staricoff
Bio: Marcelo started his career as a research scientist and then became a Primary School Headteacher. Marcelo specialises in equipping children with a lifelong love of learning and with all they need to develop as philosophical, creative and critical thinkers from a very young age. He was a member of SAPERE’s National Committee, the Charity that promotes Philosophy for Children and whilst a Gifted and Talented adviser he formed part of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth Think Tank helping to shape national policy. He is the author of the book ‘Start Thinking’ and is the founder and creator of the philosophy of education which has now become known as ‘The Joy of Not Knowing (JONK)’. Marcelo is currently working with lots of schools and writing lots of books!
Address: 41 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AZ