Learning objective 6-3: Philosophical perspectives
Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:
- identify and describe ideas in philosophical perspectives.
- Identifies ideas from different philosophical perspectives.
- Describes ideas from various philosophical perspectives.
- Gives examples of ideas from various philosophical perspectives.
Possible context elaborations
- Identify an important philosophical question; for example, ‘What is the meaning of life?’
- Discuss the question from different philosophical perspectives:
- Is happiness the main aim (Aristotle)?
- Is a life of faith the main aim (religion)?
- Is the main aim to do what brings about the greatest good for the greatest number (Utilitarianism)?
- Is there no ultimate meaning (nihilism)?
- Identify different philosophical perspectives on the important questions under discussion.
- Research different perspectives using the Internet (for example, Wikipedia, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy), library books, journals, and magazines such as Philosophy Now. Present findings in a variety of ways, written and oral.
Assessment for qualifications
NCEA assessment: level 1 for suggestions of achievement standards and unit standards that could be used to assess this learning.
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Last updated October 24, 2011