Something to Prove: philosophy, community of inquiry & creative thinking
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Something to Prove is an introduction to philosophical thinking, and the practice of community of inquiry. Researched and written specifically for young adults and their teachers, it pokes an exploratory finger into the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, political ideology, equality, culture, freedom, and more. The book employs contemporary story-telling techniques, informal language, and a fast-paced variety of hypothetical scenarios, all within the familiar framework of a textbook. Something to Prove is an educational resource modelled on the Western Australian Certificate of Education's 'Philosophy and Ethics' course, and is designed to support teachers and students interested in introductory philosophy concepts, philosophical community of inquiry practices, and creative problem-solving techniques.

“This highly original contribution to the scant literature on philosophy for teenagers will be welcomed by those who are teaching senior school philosophy in Western Australia, as well as providing a model for senior secondary texts that are sorely needed elsewhere.”

Associate Professor Philip Cam
School of Humanities
UNSW, Australia

“Finally something written for secondary students. Useful Community of Inquiry stimulus material. Andrea did her Phd Thesis on "Philosophy, community of Inquiry and creative thinking some years ago now. She interviewed me in the early days of the Philosothon as part of her research. The end result is a book which should be invaluable for teachers working with older students.”

Matthew Wills
Coordinator of Philosophy and Ethics
Hale School, Australia