Philosophy Society JC (C021) is a unit intended for Junior College students with the aim of fostering a community of enthusiastic and curious students keen on broadening their interest in philosophy. It is also intended for students who are not studying the subject but have an interest in philosophy.
By the end of this unit, students should be able to:
- understand the importance of philosophical debates
- evaluate and suggest ways of improving student-oriented practices in philosophy - study skills, reading and writing skills
- develop new ways of looking at the world from multiple perspectives
- develop critical thinking skills
- learn how to work as part of a team
- organise meetings for students with guest speakers
- organise activities for students related to the society
- promote the society and the study of philosophy.
21st century skills addressed in the unit:
- Critical thinking
- Social & Cultural awareness
Duration and frequency of sessions
2 hours every month from October till May. Two other sessions shall be agreed upon during the meetings.
Total duration of the EPU
Proposed day and time
Wednesday at 14:00 - 16:00 / 17:00 hrs
Maximum marks possibly earned in this EPU: 10 marks
Students will have the opportunity to work with the Student Philosophy Society at the University of Malta; help out with the organisation of the yearly Philosophy conference; plan and update social media pages throughout the year; organise study sessions and social activities. The sessions shall be typically divided as follows:
- 1 X 1 hour introductory meeting
- 1 X 3 hour session
- 8 X 2 hour session
May be used part of an SOK project provided that the students seek the approval of the SOK Coordinator and attend all the sessions - an SOK project requires a minimum of 20 hours.
- Registration is on a first come first served basis
- A minimum number of 4 students is required to run the unit.
- Students are expected to attend all activities, workshops and sessions as outlined here. Details of the sessions may be altered depending on the needs of the students and of the EPU.
No registration/participation fees are required.
Ms Natasha Galea & Mr Francesco Frendo