2022 Training Clinic
for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
(12-15 year old students)
August 22nd, 24th, 25th or 26th
Eth-letes and coaches
(Senior Students Training days will be held in March 2022 and Junior School
training days in April)
We ran training clinics last year for students preparing for Ethics Olympiads and the feedback from participating coaches and students was very positive. More importantly, the extra skills and confidence demonstrated by eth-letes at the Olympiads were obvious, to participating teachers and the judging panel.
Please note these training days are not compulsory but the training clinics are tailored to meet the needs of eth-letes (students), and coaches (teachers) as they prepare for an Ethics Olympiad. Participants will explore the same ethical cases as will be used in the Olympiads with specialists in Philosophy and Ethics. The day will involve an intensive in-service via Zoom in Ethics as well as many useful tips for students and coaches. Participants will not only hear from an international panel of experts during the day but also have the opportunity to engage with the judges. Please note that these training clinics are immune to Covid lockdowns as trainees and trainers can if necessary participate from home.
Schools are invited to register students to participate in a training clinic. During the day coaches and eth-letes will observe others preparing for an Ethics Olympiad heat and be involved in practical activities designed to improve skills. We will explore ways to deal with the current case set.
Training Clinic dates for the Middle School students training clinic.
Please select one of the following dates/days. Each day caters for different time zones. The clinic starts at 9 am and finishes at 3 pm. (except in SA & NT where it will start at 8.30 am and finishes at 2.30 pm);
- Mon 22nd August- NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT, Vic, SA & NT
- Wednesday 24th August- WA, HongKong & Singapore
- Thurs 25th August- NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT, Vic, SA & NT
- Friday 26th August – New Zealand
Program for the Training Clinic:
- 9 am – 9.20 am Housekeeping – Matthew Wills
- 9.20 am – 9.50 am Dr Matthew Deaton -Author and academic – The University of Texas- How can I do well at an Ethics Olympiad?
- 9.50 am – 10-10 am – What to expect at an Ethics Olympiad and how to do well- Archie Stapleton (Harvard)
- 10.10 am -11.10 am – Exhibition Heat with commentary (Theo Stapleton, Cambridge University UK)
- 11.10 am -11.35 am Morning Tea.
- 11.35 am -12.15 pm Dr Rachel Robinson-Greene – Utah State University – Consequentialism.
- 12.15 pm -1 pm- Dr Matthew Beard – Sydney- Rules
- 1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch
- 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Breakout rooms
-2.30-3 pm Judging Panel Q&A-Breakout rooms
Dr Kelly Hamilton, Theo Stapleton, Archie Stapleton, Dr Daniel Burkett, Jack Wells, Dr Kyle Gibson, Lauren Dixon & Sue Paff.
Once registered we will send you an email confirming your registration and an invoice. The registration fee is $45-$50 (AUS) per student for this full-day in-service. Coaches can attend FOC if accompanied by four or more students. The entrance fee is smaller for member schools and there is a reduced rate for early bird bookings. (Valid up until 10/6/22). Schools can register 1-10 students for the training day.