We live in an ever demanding world where independent, creative thinking is highly prized. We want the children of the future to have the skills and confidence to form their own ideas, and have the confidence and resilience to speak up for what they believe in. Why Think? ...
We live in an ever demanding world where
independent, creative thinking is highly prized. We want the children of the
future to have the skills and confidence to form their own ideas, and have the
confidence and resilience to speak up for what they believe in. Why Think? will enable
practitioners of children aged 3-11 to confidently turn their classrooms into
spaces where thinking, challenging and reasoning become as natural as play. In
this book, the author of But Why? explores how to maximise philosophical
play through activities, games and parental engagement. Why Think?
Includes: • Inspirational case studies• Facilitation techniques and information on
philosophical concepts• A list of recommended books and resources, online
quizzes, thinking games and useful web links• Question-board activities to stimulate daily
thinking The book is visually interesting with lots of
annotated sessions, drawings, photos, and ideas for resources. A must for all
early years and primary practitioners.
Sara specialises in developing worlds ofenquiry through picture books and the stories thatemerge from children's play and storytelling dialogues.
She is a National and International keynote speaker and consultant.
Sara is a Level One P4C Trainer for SAPERE and author of:
Why Think? Philosophical Play 3-11
But Why? Developing Philosophical Thinking in the Classroom
Creating Enquiring MindS
Sara is currently taking time out of full time teaching to concentrate on research in Philosophical Play, children's philosophical storytelling and consultancy with Childrenthinkingas well as her own venture PhilosophyWorldssarastanley.co.uk
1. Introduction to Philosophy in Schools \ 2. Starting with Play \ 3. Creating Philosophical Thinkers \ 4. Big Thinking about Big Ideas \ 5. Think Again \ 6. Philosophical Journeys - Case studies \ 7. Using books and Resources \ 8. Putting it all Together - Thinking for Life \ Index