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The line is thin between morality and moralising

Easter is a good time for introducing pupils to ethical posers, but if you enter the moral maze, be sure of your own path

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It was nearly Easter, and my class and I were taking a sideways look at Holy Week with a lesson on free will versus determinism. While I love discussing philosophical issues with primary children, “free will” is not without its perils; as an idea, it holds a certain appeal for children in a classroom setting.

“It isn’t determined that you will complete all the maths work we are doing next lesson,” I told them. “I can teach you how to do the work and help you if you find it difficult, but you need to exercise your free will and work hard to complete it.”

“Awesome!” exclaimed Alfie triumphantly ...

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