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Lesson Plans


Meaning

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Marilyn Stewart (mgstewart)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:16:08 +0000


First of all, I also want to say how much I enjoyed reading the
studentsí responses to the questions listed in the Classroom Forum
section of Philosophers Forum. Itís great to know that someone has
tried some of my suggestions!

I loved the example of the single grain of rice (inscribed with a
message in Chinese) as something that would lose its meaning if it
changed in size. During their discussion, did the students talk about
what they thought that meaning was?

I was not surprised to learn that the students were split when it came
to the question, "Who decides what a work of art means?" This is a
question that seems always to come up whenever we try to interpret
artworks.

Anyway, it sounds like Ellen had a good time talking about these issues
with her students.
By the way, there are some more ideas in the Classroom Forum at the end
of each part of every "Walk" in Philosophers Forum.

If you do try any of these with your students, please share their
comments with the rest of us.
Thanks so much.

Marilyn Stewart