Middle and Junior School
Coaches and Students
FOR MIDDLE AND JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
We ran training clinics in April for students preparing for the Senior Ethics Olympiads and the feedback from participating coaches was very positive. More importantly, the extra skills and confidence demonstrated by eth-letes at the May Olympiads were obvious, to participating teachers and the judging panel.
This day-long training clinic will be tailored to meet the needs of eth-letes (students), and coaches (teachers) preparing for the Middle and Junior School Ethics Olympiads. Participants will explore the same ethical cases as will be used in the Middle and Junior school 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 also hear from an international panel of experts.
“Great day and invaluable experience for our students. Thank you so very much!” – Victorian Teacher
Schools are invited to register students to participate in the Ethics Olympiad training clinic. During the day coaches and eth-letes will hear from experts, they will observe an Ethics Olympiad heat and be involved in practical activities designed to improve skills. We will explore practical ways to deal with the current case set.
Training Clinic dates
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 finish at 2.30 pm);
- Mon 9th August- NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT, Vic, SA & NT (NEARLY FULL)
- Wednesday 11th August- WA, HongKong & Singapore
- Thurs 12th August- NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT, Vic, SA & NT (FULL)
- Friday 13th 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