Volunteer ethics teachers sought
Umina Beach Public School is seeking volunteer teachers for ethics classes.
After the success of kindergarten ethics classes, the school is seeking more community members to facilitate lessons with other classes.
Volunteer ethics teachers will receive full training by Primary Ethics, the non-profit organisaton approved to design curriculum and training for the ethics program.
Training will consist of a two-day workshop and short online modules.
Volunteers must have an interest in children's education and help develop their critical thinking skills.
In ethics classes, children learn how to think logically, disagree respectfully and support their arguments with evidence, rather than act according to blind habit or peer pressure.
Children discuss topic such as: imagining how others feel, how do we treat living things, what is laziness, how do we disagree in a respectful way, and fairness.
Volunteers must also be available on Friday mornings the designated timeframe the school runs ethics lessons.
Newsletter, 14 Feb 2017
Lyn Davis, Umina Beach Public School
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