Philosophy for young people: January
Group philosophy dialogues for 7 to 11 year-olds. Thursdays 4.30pm–5.30pm.
Allow your children to get together with children across the world to discuss philosophical questions with one of our expert facilitators.
Sessions last for one hour and are run once a week.
Philosophy is about challenging things that seem true but in fact may not be so.
Pupil, Year 5
Today more than ever we need the understanding, critical thinking skills and perspective that philosophy brings. Reasoning skills developed through philosophical enquiry are an indispensable foundation of all aspects of learning; and philosophy, like maths, music or physical education is intrinsically worth doing and intrinsically engaging. Philosophy promotes and cultivates ‘thinking for oneself’. Our emphasis is on developing how children think, not what they think.
Philosophy is a way of thinking about certain subjects such as ethics, thought, existence, time, language, meaning and value. That 'way of thinking' involves 4Rs: responsiveness, reflection, reason and re-evaluation. The aim is to deepen understanding. The hope is that by doing philosophy we learn to think better, to act more wisely, and thereby help to improve the quality of all our lives.
Philosophy is reflecting critically on the way things are. That includes reflecting critically on social and political and economic arrangements. It always intimates the possibility that things could be other than they are. And better…
We will be meeting online every Thursday from 4.30pm - 5.30pm (UK time) running philosophy sessions for young people aged 7-11 to explore philosophical questions and questions that have meaning to the group.
The event is set to last for the whole month on Eventbrite but your ticket will show you the dates you have purchased, please check your ticket to ensure you have the right dates.
If you want to join for a one-off session, please contact us and we can set that up for you.
If you have any questions about this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.