School children discuss the topic of 'respect'.
Scripts and Dialogues
DIALOGUES ARE part of the tradition of philosophical writing and, within the frame of a dialogue, writers can also include stories, poems, myths and all kinds of other genres. Dialogues can be elaborate or very simple but the best dialogues are exploratory rather than didactic — its best not to give one character all the strongest arguments.
Scripts, either specially written or created from stories, can make powerful stimuli that involve pupils making meaning through reading aloud.
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A readers' theatre script exploring the idea of a 'fair society' and using John Rawls 'Veil of Ignorance' as a central idea.
A script in six parts, raising issues about causation, fame, knowledge, ethics, discovery, science and animal rights. The materials include a 'mystery' and could provide half a term of work.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.
Two scripts based on the well-known Bible story. One has been changed to provide contrasting views ideas about 'fairness' and what is right.
A open-ended dialogue about sharing and fairness. A group of teenagers are planning a hiking trip. How should they share the load?