A Teacher's Guide to Philosophy for Children

1st Edition

Keith J Topping, Steven Trickey, Paul Cleghorn

Routledge
June 28, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138393264 - CAT# K400283

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Summary

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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