It was a fantastic night at Campfire’s first “Fireside dialogue” - a riverside screening in conjunction with VAPS (Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools). Films and background reading on the Feb 2012 showcase.
Over 30 students and 10 teachers & leaders in philosophy education came along, enjoyed the lively discussions, the fantastic films, and a balmy night by the Yarra amongst the inner-city kookaburras and possums.
“It was great getting my students out of the classroom, and realising that there’s a whole pile of other students out there talking about these things,” said one teacher.
The question for the evening:
What does it mean to live a good life?
All those who came along, studying philosophy in Year 12 (VCE Unit 3), are now ready to face this central question for the semester’s work ahead… fully charged.
Many thanks to Janette Poulton and Darrell Reid for guiding the discussions, Michael Hewes for PA, Don Leigh for projection, and Tracy Bell for Campfire support.