Introduce philosophy into the Leaving Certificate

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Brendan Lynch
6 years ago
Because it means more open minded people, more considerate people. more creative people and a happier, more productive society :)

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Eduardo Rocha
6 years ago
I feel like Philosophy as a leaving cert subject will be extremely beneficial to students. I hope Friedrich Nietzsche will be on the course.

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Marco Gonzalez
6 years ago
I would have loved to have the chance to study economics for my leaving cert

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Silvia Harte
6 years ago
Strong belief in this.

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Olive Wardell
6 years ago
Philosophy teaches you how to think and it forms the basis of all education so it should be taught in secondary schools.

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Connell Vaughan
7 years ago
As someone who has taught post-Leaving Cert students I can attest that their lack of skills to critically reflect is a huge problem. We need people who are able to question and not accept answers. Philosophy is the best subject for this.

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kathleen oloughlin
7 years ago
I believe that before you make up your mind you should open it

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Niamh Crudden
7 years ago
To develop the critical thinking of a population is essential to driving the development of a more equal and just society. You must give people the tools to understand and question the world around them and the reasons for there own position in society. This is part of what is so desperately needed to create a strong civil society that can ensure that we live in a country that is ruled by the people and for the people rather than by corporate entities who value profit over well being.

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Gerardine Neylon
7 years ago
As an ecucationalist I understand how important it is for children to be able to express their thoughts and Philosophy will give them a framework to do so

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Sarah Boland
7 years ago
Free thinking is a necessity in this day and age .