Talons Philosophy

An Open Online Highschool Philosophy Course

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Open Online Invite to #Philosophy12

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Welcome (back)!

For the second year running, Gleneagle Secondary‘s Philosophy 12 class is being conducted as an open-online course, you are able to enroll as a non-credit learner in the community. Like it sounds, being a non-credit student means that you will not receive any institutional credit for your participation in the course, but are invited to read and view along with us, post your own thoughts as posts and / or comments on the blog site, or submit assignments for any of the corresponding units. There are no minimums, and no apologies for open-online learners in Philosophy 12: do as much or as little as you like.

To read a little of how this open approach influenced the first incarnation of Philosophy 12, see these posts from last year:

Feel free to share your thoughts with us via the #Philosophy12 hashtag on Twitter, and help us keep you in the loop by entering a few details in the form below.

Note: If you were an open online participant last year, or a for-credit student, your details are still in our databases, and you should still be an author on the blog. If your contact information has changed, please fill out the form again, or contact Bryan Jackson via email bryan at bryanjack.ca or on Twitter @bryanjack. 

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Links & Assorted Philosophical Collegiality from @DrGarcia

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The last few days has seen the activity in #Philosophy12 expand across the Internet with the use of DS106 Radio, a user-maintained web-radio station I’ve been working and playing with for the last year and half, that has allowed our class readings and discussion to be shared with a wider audience and learning community.

No stranger to the #ds106radio airwaves and many a broadcast from the halls and auditoriums of our highschool, GNA Garcia has been an active listener and participant in the last two days’ discussions of Plato’s Allegory of the Caveand in the true spirit of open-online learning has become a teacher-learner-facilitator node in what I hope is beginning to form as a working blended learning network: a classroom supported by co-learners participating at a distance.

To this end, GNA has shared a host of links, videos (the one embedded above is from her) and readings to supplement our learning in the last few days, which I’ll share here so that those not yet immersed in the burgeoning twitterstream for the course can keep up.

A big thanks to GNA for her contributions this week and for (always!) listening along: we’re fortunate to have you as a part of our learning community!

 

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Open Online Participants Invited to study Philosophy 12!

Image courtesy of @cogdog

As Philosophy 12 is being conducted as an open-online course, you are able to enroll as a non-credit learner in the community. Like it sounds, being a non-credit student means that you will not receive any institutional credit for your participation in the course, but are invited to read and view along with us, post your own thoughts as posts and / or comments on the blog site, or submit assignments for any of the corresponding units. There are no minimums, and no apologies for open-online learners in Philosophy 12: do as much or as little as you like.

Help us keep you in the loop by entering a few details in the form below.

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