Dr. Tim Sprod (Tas)
The Community of Inquiry can be used with a purely philosophical focus, or it can be incorporated into one or other of the Learning Areas, where it can help students gain greater insight into such matters as the nature of the discipline, how it constructs knowledge and its ethical implications. This Masterclass will explore using the CoI within the Learning Areas, with a particular emphasis on Science as the exemplar.
Tim has, for over a quarter of a century, been vitally interested in effective philosophical discussion in the classroom, utilising the community of inquiry. His master’s degree from the University of Oxford research the efficacy of this methodology in science teaching, and his doctorate, in philosophy, concentrates on the place of such discussion in moral education. He has travelled widely, and has conducted many workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Iran, Hong Kong, South Africa and Taiwan.