Concept activities using comparisons

A common and useful way of exploring concepts is to suggest pairs of concepts for pupils to consider. The pairs would be chosen with the aim of pinpointing some areas of fruitful dialogue about a concept you. For instance, in exploring the concept of friendship, you might ask pupils to make connections and distinctions between ‘friends’ and ‘pets’, ‘relatives’ or ‘toys’. Your purpose would be to get them to think about qualities such as loyalty, dependence, reciprocity and care in order to focus their minds more precisely on ways we might identify a relationship as a ‘friendship’.

The key document will explain how to use the opinions presented in this section.