Europe Tutorial Academy – enrichment workshops
The Europe Tutorial Academy is offering in-one-day person enrichment workshops in the following topics:
• Abstract Algebra and Geometric Constructions
• Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century
Also refer to our website for details of our online one-day enrichment workshops in the following topics:
• A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Infinity - how big is infinity?
• Beauty of Mathematical Proof
• Relativity and Beyond
Abstract Algebra and Geometric Constructions
This is a very hands-on Workshop, in which students will be using powerful tools from abstract algebra used in the solutions to polynomials to investigate the classic compass and straight-edge construction problems first posed in Greek antiquity.
But it took over 2000 years before proofs of impossibility for these problems were discovered !
• Section 1: CONSTRUCTIBLE LENGTHS
• Section 2: DEVELOP THE ALGEBRAIC TOOLS
• Section 3: IMPOSSIBILITY PROOFS OF THE CLASSIC GREEK PROBLEMS
VENUE and DATE
This workshop is running on 12th April 2022 at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University
Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century
Where do original insights come from? To what extent are humans ‘logical’ – and to what extent should humans be logical? What are the most common kinds of ‘thinking errors’ – and how can they be avoided? Such abstract questions arise out of our everyday experiences and reflections. The emphasis on this course is “doing philosophy” by helping students to develop and apply philosophical tools such as critical and systematic thinking, applying rigorous analysis, and constructing arguments to address such questions.
• Pre-Workshop Activity (set reading of a philosophical text)
• Session 1: The Scope of Philosophy
• Session 2: What is Critical Thinking?
Unit 1. Introduction To Critical Thinking
Unit 2. Philosophical argumentation
Unit 3. Structuring Philosophical Arguments
Unit 4. Use of Thought Experiments
• Session 3: Epistemology: what is knowledge?
VENUE and DATE
This workshop is running on 13th April 2022 at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University.
Watch our film about the philosophy that is at the centre of all the Europe Tutorial Academy pre-university Enrichment Workshops.