Philosophy at Med High Junior School
Med High is the first school in Cyprus to introduce Philosophy as part of the curriculum for all Junior School classes, starting September 2020!
This subject, which saw an enthusiastic response from both students and parents in our High School, will be delivered by Dr. Elsa Nicolaidou, our High School’s Head of Languages who is an expert in the field (PhD in Philosophy), with years of experience in teaching Philosophy to young children.
Philosophy is directly linked to the development of critical thinking. Students will have to actively think and produce their own answers to simple questions such as:
- Why should I tell the truth?
- Is it OK to feel scared?
- Why am I angry?
- Is there right and wrong?
The starting point for every topic will be a book, a picture, a game or even a cartoon movie and the students will learn how to approach and become part of a discussion where they will need to structure and to develop their thinking and present their logic with arguments, while respecting the opinion of others.
There are a number of researches worldwide stating that students taking philosophy classes have been achieving better academic results compared to those who didn’t, however, the real benefits will definitely find use in their everyday life.
Our school is constantly researching the academic developments worldwide in order to prepare our students for their future challenges and Philosophy is definitely the subject to further enrich the quality offered though the academic experience at Med High.