This sourcebook of ideas is designed to help teachers, students and others interested in education to understand and engage in philosophical enquiry with children. It illustrates how philosophical discussion can help promote critical thinking as well as the moral and social values essential for citizenship in a democratic society. It also shows how a community of enquiry can be created in any classroom, enriching learning across the whole curriculum.
Table of Contents
Why Philosophy? Thinking about thinking - Philosophy for Children: Teaching children to think - Community of Enquiry: Creating contexts for moral education - Stories for Thinking: Using stories to develop thinking and literacy - Socratic Teaching: Facilitating philosophical discussion - Philosophy in the Classroom: Reviewing and assessing progress - Philosophy across the Curriculum: Improving the quality of thinking and learning - Appendixes - Bibliography - Information on the internet - Index
Dr Robert Fisher, Professor of Education, Brunel University, UK