New critical thinking project wins funding

New critical thinking project wins funding

Members of the Philosophy Department have won approximately $75,000 for a new critical thinking project for marginalised youth, as part of the Social Cohesion Research Grants scheme funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria.

The project is headed by Monima Chadha (Philosophy), together with colleagues Sam Butchart, Mark Howard (both Philosophy), and Andy Ruddock (Communications and Media Studies).

The purpose of their project is to teach critical thinking skills in areas with disproportionate levels of vulnerable and marginalised young people.

The project, titled “Being philosophical about digital media: applying critical thinking skills to new cultural environments”, aims to demonstrate the benefits of combining philosophical critical thinking skills with media theory, and to foster inclusive and mutually supportive communities.