September Review Point: Greek Magical Papyrus, Teaching with RAR and Tanka Poetry

Subject knowledge  I’ve been watching videos by Dr Justin Sledge on the YouTube channel Esoterica, which cover esoteric, hermetic, alchemical, and magic-based philosophies. The most recent video I watched was on the Greek Magical Papyrus, which dates from between the second century and the fifth century. What I found most interesting about the video isContinue reading “September Review Point: Greek Magical Papyrus, Teaching with RAR and Tanka Poetry”

Review Point 6 (Statement of Attainment)

Strengths My Self-Assessment and Statement of Attainment was marked off by both my Mentor and the Deputy Head of my institution. They marked me as having made substantial progress in both ‘subject knowledge’ and ‘planning, teaching and learning’, so I have included these categories as strengths. I have also included ‘maintaining a positive learning environment’Continue reading “Review Point 6 (Statement of Attainment)”

Review Point 5 (The new world order of Covid-19)

Subject knowledge Though Covid-19 resides as a global norm, for PGCE review points and beyond, it is inescapable to mention. Teaching has ceased for the rest of the course. For this section, and for the section entitled teaching and learning, the reflective practitioner must adopt new and novel lenses to produce relevant and critical content.Continue reading “Review Point 5 (The new world order of Covid-19)”

Review Point 4 (End of term Two)

Subject knowledge During this term, I taught my first communities of philosophical inquiry lesson. Regarding my subject knowledge, it encouraged me to think of my subject in two ways. The first as learning philosophy, and the second doing philosophy. While the A-Level syllabus is interesting and a well-constructed base for further study, by using COPIContinue reading “Review Point 4 (End of term Two)”

Review Point 3 (Half Term Two)

Subject knowledge This term I’ve been introduced more into the A level lessons. The order of content is related to which ethical theories are applied to which situations. Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics are applied to business ethics, whilst situation ethics and natural moral law are applied to euthanasia. This term we have focused on theContinue reading “Review Point 3 (Half Term Two)”

Review Point 2 (End of First Term)

 Subject Knowledge  The lessons I have taught are as follows:  Religion and philosophy:  Homophobia Transgender  Gender  General Election  Islam-the fundamentals  Hinduism, Christianity and their take on the meaning of life  A Level:  The problem of evil- an introduction on the inconsistent triad, natural evil, moral evil and hypothetical and evidential problems relating to the inconsistentContinue reading “Review Point 2 (End of First Term)”

Review Point 1 (First Half Term)

Subject Knowledge From my observations, I have realised that, while my knowledge of the English language is good, and my subject knowledge is broad, when it comes to the specifics of the A-Level course I do need to brush up. For instance, I could tell you who Aquinas was and roughly what he believed in,Continue reading “Review Point 1 (First Half Term)”