Philosophy for Children Through the Secondary Curriculum

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Author: Lizzy Lewis,Nick Chandley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441196617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to learning and teaching that aims to develop reasoning and judgement. Students learn to listen to and respect their peers' opinions, think creatively and work together to develop a deeper understanding of concepts central to their own lives and the subjects they are studying. With the teacher adopting the role of facilitator, a true community develops in which rich and meaningful dialogue results in enquiry of the highest order. Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. The book includes: • guidance on how to embed P4C in curriculum subjects in a crowded and demanding secondary curriculum timetable • troubleshooting advice for the teacher-turned-facilitator • a companion website containing useful links, downloadable resources and material to display on your interactive whiteboard. Edited and collated by the UK's leading P4C organisation, this book introduces a rationale for using and adapting P4C in the secondary curriculum.

The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children

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Author: Maughn Rollins Gregory,Joanna Haynes,Karin Murris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317537475

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 8092

This rich and diverse collection offers a range of perspectives and practices of Philosophy for Children (P4C). P4C has become a significant educational and philosophical movement with growing impact on schools and educational policy. Its community of inquiry pedagogy has been taken up in community, adult, higher, further and informal educational settings around the world. The internationally sourced chapters offer research findings as well as insights into debates provoked by bringing children’s voices into moral and political arenas and to philosophy and the broader educational issues this raises, for example: historical perspectives on the field democratic participation and epistemic, pedagogical and political relationships philosophy as a subject and philosophy as a practice philosophical teaching across the curriculum embodied enquiry, emotions and space knowledge, truth and philosophical progress resources and texts for philosophical inquiry ethos and values of P4C practice and research. The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children will spark new discussions and identify emerging questions and themes in this diverse and controversial field. It is an accessible, engaging and provocative read for all students, researchers, academics and educators who have an interest in Philosophy for Children, its educational philosophy and its pedagogy.

Children as Philosophers

Learning Through Enquiry and Dialogue in the Primary Classroom

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Author: Joanna Haynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135700850

Category: Education

Page: 168

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philosophy for Children in Transition

Problems and Prospects

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Author: Nancy Vansieleghem,David Kennedy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444350404

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Philosophy for Children in Transition presents a diversecollection of perspectives on the worldwide educational movement ofphilosophy for children. Educators and philosophers establish therelationship between philosophy and the child, and clarify thesignificance of that relationship for teaching and learning today. The papers present a diverse range of perspectives, problemsand tentative prospects concerning the theory and practice ofPhilosophy for Children today The collection familiarises an actual educational practice thatis steadily gaining importance in the field of academicphilosophy Opens up discussion on the notion of the relationship betweenphilosophy and the child

Philosophy For, With, and Of Children

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Author: Monica B. Glina

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443867713

Category: Education

Page: 220

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On one level, Philosophy for Children (P4C) exists, takes place, and is understood, as a set of relatively theory-neutral practices: we share a story or other kind of stimulus that is both meaningful and philosophically problematic; we raise questions about it that will help us inquire into what is problematic; we inquire together as a ‘community of philosophical inquiry,’ mostly through a process of dialogue; we explore ways to experiment with these dialogical judgments in writing, in works of art, in action, and in life; and we self-assess our own thinking and our work as a community of inquiry in order to collectively self-correct. On another level, P4C exists, takes place and is understood as a set of theory-laden and agenda-laden practices that are undertaken as means to certain kinds of desired outcomes. These are the program’s aims and objectives, and they come from three places: the core practices inherent in P4C; those that have become obvious to practitioners or have developed out of extensive practice; and those that have developed out of philosophical and empirical research in philosophy and education, including epistemology, learning theory, argumentation theory, and the politics of discourse and political theory. This last kind of work presents the challenge to P4C to find out if there is such a thing as a core theory that justifies the core practices, and if so, whether the integrity offered by such a theory is either shored up or compromised by being pulled in any of these other directions. The diversity of curriculum materials, pedagogical protocols, and grounding theories P4C has spawned signifies not merely different approaches to, but different conceptions of what it means to teach philosophy to children or to engage children in philosophical practices. The chapters in Philosophy For, With, and Of Children present a broad range of directions for P4C and illustrate the considerable diversity of agendas that can be brought to it, as well as the ways in which these agendas sometimes complement and sometimes undermine one another.

Thinking Through the Curriculum

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Author: Robert L. Burden,Marion Williams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415172028

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This book tackles the contentious issue of whether and how thinking should be taught in schools. It explores how best to help children become effective thinkers and learners. The book also examines whether there is one set of underlying cognitive skills and strategies which can be applied across all the curriculum subjects and beyond. Its main thrust, however, is a detailed examination of approaches to developing cognitive skills which are specific to the National Curriculum. The book provides chapters from both generalists and subject specialists to illustrate how teachers in different subject areas can benefit from taking a cognitive approach to their subject. It will give teachers a clear understanding of different approaches to teaching thinking and how these fit together.

Early Childhood Education

Building a Philosophy for Teaching

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Author: C. Stephen White,Mick Coleman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780024272225

Category: Education

Page: 416

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This introductory book considers early childhood issues within the context of society, family, and classroom approaches that influence the care and education of children from birth through age eight to help teachers build their teaching philosophy.Contains detailed cases, teaching checklists, tips for teachers, ad philosophy building activities in every chapter. Provides four chapters on child development. Presents chapters on family development and family-school relations.For Education and School Administrators in Early Childhood Education.

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Humanities

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Author: Martin Ashley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135709823

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Focuses on religious education, history, geography and cross-curricular planning in the primary school. It includes discussion of the purpose of education, and how the humanities fit with this purpose, with particular reference to the 1998 Education Act and 1994 National Curriculum Review. The book deals with the themes of time, place, values, communication, responsibilities and decision-making. These link the chapters, and are fully complemented with case studies. For each concept there are suggestions for practical classroom activities. The reader will find the book invaluable in integrating the subjects across the National Curriculum.

Understanding Children's Learning

A Text for Teaching Assistants

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Author: Claire Alfrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136744819

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In Joseph Conrad s tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad s use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "masculine" tales of adventure and intrigue and "feminine" dramas of love or domesticity are among the subjects of this literary study. Many of Conrad s critics have argued that Conrad s fictions are aesthetically flawed by the inclusion of women and love plots; thus Thomas Moser has questioned why Conrad did not "cut them out altogether." Yet a thematics of gender suffuses Conrad s narrative strategies. Even in tales that contain no significant female characters or obvious love plots, Conrad introduces elusive feminine presences, in relationships between men, as well as in men s relationships to their ship, the sea, a shore breeze, or even in the gendered embrace of death. This book investigates an identifiably feminine "point of view" which is present in fugitive ways throughout Conrad s canon. Conrad s narrative strategies are articulated through a language of sexual difference that provides the vocabulary and grammar for tales examining European class, racial, and gender paradigms to provide acute and, at times, equivocal investigations of femininity and difference."

The Creative School

A Framework for Success, Quality and Effectiveness

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Author: Bob Jeffrey,Peter Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415282154

Category: Education

Page: 147

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Using a single case-study school as a role model, this book provides a framework for practice in primary schools. The school in question succeeds in meeting the Government's objectives within its own set of aims and values.