In these lessons the girls are challenged to view the world through the eyes of others. They will engage with current affairs, expand their general knowledge, debate issues of ethical, cultural and environmental importance and present their views on a changing world.
Each lesson poses a question which the girls will seek to answer by researching information, weighing up opposing evidence and making judgements. There may be no single, straightforward right answers to the questions; we hope that the thought process will be lively and help the girls develop the maturity to spot differences and work flexibly towards solutions.
Girls will make use of Information Technology, develop their speaking in public, learn the rudimentary skills of formal debating and take on a variety of roles, from leader to supporter, whilst working in a team.
The complexity of the tasks will increase as the girls move through the school and there will be an expectation that the girls will often need to prepare before coming to a lesson. Their critical thinking and problem solving skills will be tested, stretched and challenged.