Transforming Thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom / Edition 1

Transforming Thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom / Edition 1

by Catherine C. McCall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415476682

ISBN-13: 9780415476683

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Essential reading for anyone who seeks to prepare active citizens for the twenty-first century, this long-awaited book considers Philosophical Inquiry, an empowering teaching method that can lead to significant improvements in confidence and articulacy, and produce positive effects in other school activities and in interactions in the wider world.

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Essential reading for anyone who seeks to prepare active citizens for the twenty-first century, this long-awaited book considers Philosophical Inquiry, an empowering teaching method that can lead to significant improvements in confidence and articulacy, and produce positive effects in other school activities and in interactions in the wider world.

Readers are guided through the creation of a
Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CoPI) in the kindergarten, the classrooms of primary and secondary schools, the community centre and beyond, with practical ideas to make CoPI work. With examples ranging from five year old children to underachieving teenagers, and even senior citizens, the book shows how participation in a CoPI develops:

  • the skills of reasoning, critical and creative thinking
  • concept formation and judgment
  • the virtues of intellectual honesty and bravery.

Including chapters on the theory and development of
Philosophical Inquiry, the creation of a community, and using CoPI with groups of different ages, this book forms essential reading for teachers, professionals and community workers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415476683
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Origins and Development of ‘Community of Philosophical Inquiry’ 3. The Theoretical Landscape 4. Philosophising with Five Year Olds 5. Creating a Community of Philosophical Inquiry [CoPI] with all ages 6. Different Methods of Group Philosophical Discussion 7. What you need to know to Chair a CoPI with Six to Sixteen Year olds 8. Implementing CoPI in Primary and Secondary Schools 9. CoPI, Citizenship, Moral virtue and Academic Performance with Primary and Secondary children 10. Afterword Bibliography

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