Philosophy in the Classroom

A textbook for teachers that demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be used in teaching children

Author: Matthew Lipman

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ISBN: UOM:39015003844712

Category: Curriculum planning

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A textbook for teachers that demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be used in teaching children
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Jumpstart Philosophy in the Classroom

Jumpstart! Philosophy in the Classroom is a treasure trove of ideas for building philosophical enquiry into the curriculum.

Author: Steve Bowkett

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ISBN: 1138309850

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 156

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This collection of inspiring and simple-to-use activities will jumpstart students' understanding of philosophy, and is a treasure trove of ideas for building philosophical enquiry into the curriculum. It offers teachers a range of quick, easy and effective ways for developing children's comprehension of and engagement with philosophy, and will help them 'learn how to learn'. With a wealth of activities, including puzzles, class discussion techniques and group tasks, Jumpstart! Philosophy in the Classroom covers the following topics: curiosity and imagination language for thinking critical thinking creating a community of enquiry. Practical and immersive methods will encourage children to think, analyse, evaluate, discuss, judge and arrive at reasoned conclusions across all areas of the curriculum, stimulating philosophical conversation and changing the way that content is processed and understood in the classroom. This book will be a vital resource for all those who want to develop thinking skills and philosophical enquiry in their school.
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Children as Philosophers

Since the publication of the first edition of Children as Philosophers in 2002 there has been an enormous growth of interest in philosophy with children.

Author: Joanna Haynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134064014

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Since the publication of the first edition of Children as Philosophers in 2002 there has been an enormous growth of interest in philosophy with children. This fully revised second edition suggests ways in which you can introduce philosophical enquiry to your Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship teaching and across the curriculum. The book demonstrates children’s capacities to engage in sophisticated processes of dialogue and enquiry about a wide range of issues and underlines the importance of listening to children’s ideas. The author discusses the pleasures and challenges for adults in managing discussion and responding to children's claims to knowledge in the philosophical arena. The author also addresses the well-established Philosophy for Children movement, developed in the USA and Australia and links this to the principles of Every Child Matters. This fascinating book is an invaluable resource for all teachers and trainees seeking a thoughtful and contextualised introduction to the theory and practice of philosophical enquiry with children, including: expanded discussion on children’s voice and participation at school the theory and practice of dialogical approaches to teaching and learning new evidence of the educational impact of philosophy with children in the classroom what should inform the professional choice of resources for teaching philosophy wider international debates about learning styles, skills and intelligence. New reports are presented from children, teachers, from the fields of Gifted and Talented and Special Needs Education and from international research carried out over the last five years.
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Philosophy in the Classroom

Ever haddifficultyinspiringyour children to consideranddiscuss philosophical concepts? Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children's natural wonder and curiosity. The practical lesson plans, built around Aesop's fables ...

Author: Ron Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134063246

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Ever had difficulty inspiring your children to consider and discuss philosophical concepts? Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children’s natural wonder and curiosity. The practical lesson plans, built around Aesop’s fables, encourage children to formulate and express their own points of view, enabling you to lead rich and rewarding philosophical discussions in the primary classroom. This highly practical and engaging classroom companion: prompts students to consider serious moral issues in an imaginative and stimulating way uses Aesop's fables as a springboard to pose challenging questions about the issues raised provides fifteen key themes including happiness, wisdom, self-reliance and judging others as the basis for classroom discussion. uses powerful and creative drawings to illustrate activities and photocopiable resources. Philosophy in the Classroom is an invaluable resource for any primary school teacher wanting to engage their students in meaningful philosophical reflection and discussion. Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than forty books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.
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Teaching Thinking

This new edition includes material on the latest trends in teaching thinking, including philosophy for children, dialogic teaching and education for citizenship.

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780937748

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This fully updated fourth edition of the highly successful guide, Teaching Thinking, explores how to use discussion in the classroom to develop children's thinking, learning and literacy skills. This new edition includes material on the latest trends in teaching thinking, including philosophy for children, dialogic teaching and education for citizenship. The book will help readers from different cultural traditions to critically engage with teaching thinking in schools and other educational contexts. Teaching Thinking is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop children's thinking, build their self-esteem and improve the quality of teaching and learning.
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A Teacher s Guide to Philosophy for Children

This practical guide is essential reading for teachers, coaches and anyone wondering how you can effectively teach philosophy in your classroom.

Author: Keith J. Topping

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429687150

Category: Education

Page: 180

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A Teacher’s Guide to Philosophy for Children provides educators with the process and structures to engage children in inquiring as a group into ‘big’ moral, ethical and spiritual questions, while also considering curricular necessities and the demands of national and local standards. Based on the actual experiences of educators in diverse and global classroom contexts, this comprehensive guide gives you the tools you need to introduce philosophical thinking into your classroom, curriculum and beyond. Drawing on research-based educational and psychological models, this book highlights the advantages gained by students who regularly participate in philosophical discussion: from building cognitive and social/emotional development, to becoming more informed citizens. Helpful tools and supplementary online resources offer additional frameworks for supporting and sustaining a higher level of thinking and problem-solving among your students. This practical guide is essential reading for teachers, coaches and anyone wondering how you can effectively teach philosophy in your classroom.
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Social Reconstruction Learning

This volume argues that educational problems have their basis in an ideology of binary opposites often referred to as dualism, and that it is partly because mainstream schooling incorporates dualism that it is unable to facilitate the ...

Author: Jennifer Bleazby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415636247

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This volume argues that educational problems have their basis in an ideology of binary opposites often referred to as dualism, which is deeply embedded in all aspects of Western society and philosophy, and that it is partly because mainstream schooling incorporates dualism that it is unable to facilitate the thinking skills, dispositions and understandings necessary for autonomy, democratic citizenship and leading a meaningful life. Drawing on the philosophy of John Dewey, feminist pragmatism, Matthew Lipman’s Philosophy for Children program, and the service learning movement, Bleazby proposes an approach to schooling termed "social reconstruction learning," in which students engage in philosophical inquiries with members of their community in order to reconstruct real social problems, arguing that this pedagogy can better facilitate independent thinking, imaginativeness, emotional intelligence, autonomy, and active citizenship.
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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Teaching Philosophy and Ethics

There are also tips for getting the best out of quieter students, and ideas for taking philosophy beyond the classroom. Hashtags and websites providing resources to enliven your classes are included throughout the book.

Author: John L. Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472910080

Category: Education

Page: 144

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100 Ideas: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING How do you teach a subject that has no 'right' answers? Philosophical and ethical concepts can be overwhelming to students who have not encountered them before, and complex arguments can be difficult to navigate. John L. Taylor's brand new book will help you to engage your class and have them reading, writing, talking and thinking philosophically. Starting with introductory ideas such as 'a guided tour of philosophy land', the book moves on to: ideas for stimulating and managing student discussions and debates; guidance for effective research; and methods to support students with their essays, presentations and projects. There are also tips for getting the best out of quieter students, and ideas for taking philosophy beyond the classroom. Hashtags and websites providing resources to enliven your classes are included throughout the book.
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