Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers

Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers

by Sara Goering
     
 

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All of us ponder the big and enduring human questions-Who am I? Am I free? What should I do? What is good? Is there justice? Is life meaningful?-but this kind of philosophical interrogation is rarely carefully explored or even taken seriously in most primary and secondary school settings. However, introducing philosophy to young people well before they get to

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All of us ponder the big and enduring human questions-Who am I? Am I free? What should I do? What is good? Is there justice? Is life meaningful?-but this kind of philosophical interrogation is rarely carefully explored or even taken seriously in most primary and secondary school settings. However, introducing philosophy to young people well before they get to college can help to develop and deepen critical and creative thinking, foster social and behavioral skills, and increase philosophical awareness.

Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction Philosophers and Teachers is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners who wish to learn about the philosophy for children movement, and how to work its principles into their own classroom activities. The volume provides a wealth of practical information, including how to train educators to incorporate philosophy into their daily lessons, best practices and activity ideas for every grade level, and assessment strategies. With contributions from some of the best practitioners of philosophy for children, Philosophy in Schools is a must-have resource for students of philosophy and education alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781138942950
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312

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Meet the Author

Sara Goering is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. She is Program Director at the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children (http://depts.washington.edu/nwcenter/), and has previously developed philosophy outreach programs in Boulder, Colorado and Long Beach, California.

Nicholas J. Shudak is Associate Professor and Division Chair of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of South Dakota, USA.

Thomas E. Wartenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mt. Holyoke College, USA. He is the Director of Teaching Children Philosophy (www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org), which was awarded the 2011 Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs from the American Philosophical Association and the Philosophy Distribution Center.

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