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Mount Holyoke College: Philosophy 280

"This seminar will explore how children's books can be used to teach philosophy to elementary school children. Different techniques for teaching philosophy to children will be canvassed and participants will try them out on each other. The course will culminate in the participants applying what they have learned in actual elementary school classrooms in Northampton, MA."

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

"The IAPC was formed in 1974 as part of Montclair State. From the beginning, its mission has been to develop a complete curriculum in elementary and secondary school philosophy; to demonstrate by experimental research the academic benefits of such a discipline; to provide teacher-education services to school districts from around the country and around the world; to conduct a Masters program leading to an M.Ed. in Philosophy for Children; and to prepare professors of philosophy and other educators to set up affiliate centers from which they could train teachers in their parts of the world."

Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

"The Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children is a non-profit organization that brings philosophy into the lives of young people through programs in elementary, middle, and high schools, parent organizations, and other organizations serving young people, with a particular emphasis on reaching children who are at risk and educationally disadvantaged. For teachers, parents, and other interested adults, the Center offers workshops, given by educators trained in philosophy, about ways to facilitate philosophical dialogues with young people."

Kids Philosophy Slam

"The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice, and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum."

Philosophy for Kids: University of Massachusetts

"Above all, I didn't want those kids to say to me at the end of the class, 'Now tell us what the answer is.' And, in fact, they never did that. I think that, by making the problem something that a child character in my story gave expression to, I encouraged them to think that the problem might have a solution, or at least some kind of resolution, they themselves were capable of coming up with." -Prof. Gary Matthews

VisioNaivity (Denmark)

A hub of Philosophy for Children resources, including information on different philosophers and philosophical stories.

Philosopher's Island: Middleton Cheney Primary School

"Philosopher's Island is a story which asks questions. These questions are designed to explore different aspects of philosophy. We have been discussing the problems posed by Philosopher's Island."

Philosophy Class

Provides definitions and examples of different areas of philosophy.

Philosophy & The Enquiring Child

"Philosophy for Children, School Council and Context Drama play an important role at Tuckswood School. The aim of this section is to promote these ideas and to link with other schools and organisations interested in developing them further."

Philosophy for Children: Stanford University

Addresses the misconceptions that pre-adolescents are incapable of philosophical thinking and that introducing philosophy crowds the curriculum and creates skeptics.

Philosophy for Children: Links

A list of resources grouped by region.





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