Canberra Excursion: Museum of Australian Democracy

KID 1: Museum of Australian Democracy was fantastic. You can explore the Senate and the House of Representatives. You can learn new things that you’ve never learned before. KID 2: They’ve got to learn about the history of Australian democracy. KID 3: Museum of Australian Democracy was awesome because we Continue Reading

The Constitution of Athens

In the 6th century B.C.E., the city of Athens implemented some of the most significant political reforms in world history. These reforms eventually produced a system called Democracy, and this innovation forever changed political theory. But before we get there, we need a bit of context. The constitutional history of Continue Reading

Curriculum Design in Religious Education – #balancedRE

What do we want young people to get out of religious education? Basically, the ability to hold balanced and informed conversations about religions and world views. OK, but what does that look like in reality? Well, like any area of study, religious education is multidisciplinary. There’s Theology, Philosophy and the Continue Reading

Is Democracy Dangerous? | The School of Lady Leshurr

MAN: Right, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. A hard-fought election campaign. I’m ready to announce the winner. [THEME MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: The School of Life is sendingsome of YouTube’s most popular creatorson a series of field trips,to explore some of philosophy’s most intriguing ideas.This time…♪ I Continue Reading

David Blunkett: citizenship education’s impact on democracy

Michael Grimes: Relegating the citizenship curriculum to the Basic Curriculum: what impact will that have on democracy? David Blunkett: Well we knew, before I established the citizenship and democracy curriculum – after the working party chaired by Professor Sir Bernard Crick – that we had at that time, back in Continue Reading

SOCIOLOGY – Theodor Adorno

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was born in Frankfurt in 1903 into a wealthy and cultured family. His father, a wine merchant, was of Jewish origin but had converted to Protestantism at university. Until his twenties, Adorno planned for a career as a composer, but eventually focused on philosophy. In 1934, he Continue Reading

You, Me and Democracy

♪♪♪ MUSIC ♪♪♪ Western Australia operates under a parliamentary democracy Democracy simply means rule by the people All Western Australians have a right to have a say in how our state is run. If you’re enrolled and eighteen years or over you can do this at election time by voting Continue Reading

Religion in a revolutionary society (1974) | ARCHIVES

Man: The American Enterprise Institute presents the Distinguished Lecture Series on the Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for this thought-provoking series is Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Wallstreet Journal and Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont: I’m Vermont Royster Continue Reading

Post-election reflection: Why a large, diverse, secular democracy is challenging for Homo sapiens

– Thank you very much. So we are very fortunate to have as our lunchtime keynote speaker Professor Jonathan Haidt. He’s hiding behind me at the moment. He will make a dramatic appearance. He is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU’s Stern Business School, and an incredibly Continue Reading