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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Can we replace politicians with robots?

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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

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1. In an article from The Conversation 28 March 2016, the author asks the question "Can we replace politicians with robots?" Reading

The Conversation

2. Read the article and discuss with a partner.

3. Together write down all the pros and cons of the ideas generated in this article.

4. Research the process of the Socratic Method.

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5. Discussion

Using this method, discuss as a class the proposed idea and answer the question

"Can we replace politicians with robots?"

 

 

bullet.gif (981 bytes)Is Trump using the rhetoric of dictators?

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

PhilosophyPhilosophy

 

 

1. You are to read the following article from The Conversation 11 January 2018 where the author also quotes George Orwell's 1984. Reading

The Conversation

2. Create a table listing the parallels and differences between Trump's rhetoric and George Orwell's novel 1984. You might go to The Conversation and search "Trump" and select the last month's articles to give you an overall view.

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3. Discussion

As a class, discuss the parallels and the differences.  

4. Discuss the question:

Is Trump using the rhetoric of dictators?

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