“The first step towards knowledge is admitting ignorance”. Socrates, arguably the most influential person that ever lived, still shapes our society. Studying his thoughts, preserved through Plato, is remarkably rewarding and challenging. This course will critically analyse Socratic arguments and that of his predecessors, the Presocratics, who through a process of critical debate and reasoned argument, invented rational thought and pre-science. Presocratic philosophy is the systematic rational study about the ultimate nature of reality, which reaches extraordinary and disturbing conclusions.
A Professional Learning Program for Teachers
Learn how to effectively teach Critical Thinking and the process of reasoning; how the Socratic Method works; the history and discovery of the faculty of reason; the latest research into epistemological knowledge; and how to create an exciting approach to teaching knowledge.
“Non est ad astra millis e terries via” – There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. When Alexander set out to see the world he changed the course of world history and brought about a new political and cultural order. This course will narrate Alexander’s life and critically analyse the argument that surround controversies about Alexander’s ethnicity, personality and deeds. This course is for people who are interested in critical examination of history and it will require some reading or listening to audio books and watching documentaries and films to be able to actively and lively participate in discussion or class debate.
“For the courageous, nothing is unattainable” (Plutarch. Alex. 58.1). Alexander the Great was arguably the most successful individual that ever lived, he changed the course of world history and brought about a new political and cultural order that still forms the foundation of modern society. This 18-day travel tour will attempt to follow in some of the footsteps of Alexander the Great to visit some of the major sites and places where Alexander’s life took place. During the tour we will also critically analyse arguments that surround controversies about Alexander’s ethnicity, personality and deeds. This tour is for people who are interested in visiting sites to further understand the critical examination of history.