Our guest blogger for this piece is Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti, a philosophy teacher from the Netherlands. He provides us with some thoughtful insights on the importance of cultivating listening skills when creating little philosophers in the classroom.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 23rd January 2018 at 12:00am
Pete offers some practical advice on how to use dialogues to do philosophy with children. Utilising plays written with philosophy in mind by Paul Bodin, Tim Sprod and others he provides some comments on how this medium can act as a catalyst for enquiry and philosophical discussions. You can find some examples of plays by following the links in the blog. You will need to become a member of our website to see them - which you can do for free by clicking the link here: https://www.philosophy-foundation.org/become-a-member
Posted by Joe Tyler on 7th November 2016 at 12:00am
Here’s a question for you. Imagine a teacher asks this question: “what does 2 + 2 equal?” and child A responds with, “four, because its my lucky number,” but child B counts along the number line but makes a small error and says, “five.” Which would you consider to be the better answer and why? I was leading a staff meeting where a debate ensued following this question about the importance of understanding when giving the right answer...
Posted by Philosophy Foundation Admin on 9th March 2012 at 12:00am
Dialectic is a form of enquiry that makes use of question-and-answer, or objections-and-replies as its basic structure. In other words it is an enquiring conversation, reflective and critical. The word ‘conversation’ pinpoints the essential character of dialectic: there is more than one speaker.
Posted by Philosophy Foundation Admin on 9th January 2012 at 12:00am