October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

In Orbit in the Philosphere

initiation to philosophical discussion with Stéphanie Boyer
En orbite dans la Philosphère © Jonathan Lorange
Grade 4–6 Francophone Theatre Workshops

Take the leap into philosophical discussion.

With Stéphanie Boyer as your guide to answering life's big questions, join the Philosphere, a free space where ideas can be launched into orbit!

During this workshop, you’ll be guided step by step through a philosophical discussion, which consists of asking questions together, without judging. Drawing from a children's book and the participants' own experiences, ideas can be brainstormed around one of the following themes (your choice):

  1. poetry and its place in our lives
  2. migration and the refugee experience
  3. issues of gender and perception
  4. our relationship with nature

P.S. If you have a particular topic you’d like to discuss with your students, let us know, and we'll consider it.


Objectives (e.g., link to curriculum) :

  • Reading and enjoying literary works
  • Thinking about ethical issues
  • Communicating verbally and participating in a dialogue

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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