Philosophy in Schools
Michael Hand, Carrie Winstanley
Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 10, 2009 - Education - 192 pages
Philosophy in Schools is a collection of original philosophical essays that together make a robust case for the teaching of philosophy in schools. Leading philosophers of education explode the myth that philosophy is somehow too difficult or abstract for children and set out a series of compelling arguments for its inclusion in the school curriculum.
Key themes addressed include:
- the role of philosophy in teaching controversial issues
- the epistemological basis of critical thinking
- the practice of conceptual analysis
- philosophical thinking in moral and religious education
- the idea of philosophical intelligence
- philosophical themes in children's literature
- philosophy and the adolescent's search for meaning
- the connection between philosophy and wisdom
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