Exploring Pupil’s Inquiries on eXistential themes
Who am I? Why am I here?
Exploring pupils’ inquires on existential themes
The project seeks to collaborate with a secondary school on deepening their students’ inquiry of existentialist themes beyond the curriculum. Students who participate in the project will benefit from a challenging course on existential inquiry, taught by experts in their field.
Existential questions are relevant to the education of Year 9 to Year 11 students in particular, who will be starting to grapple with profound existential topics such as the meaning of existence, the nature of personal identity, authenticity, the possession of free will, discomfort or fascination with ambiguity and death.
If dealt with at all, these challenging questions typically arise in the context of religious education but curriculum constraints means that students’ existential questions often go unexplored. The course proposed here will be an extra-curricular which gives students space to engage with and express their existential questions over five dialogue-based, small-group tutorials and two student-led sessions. The aim is thus to foster existential inquiry for children in a safe but challenging space.
The project is still in its early stages. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on [email protected] should you wish more information.