Philosophy for Children Through the Secondary Curriculum

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Lizzy Lewis, Nick Chandley
A&C Black, May 17, 2012 - Philosophy - 320 pages
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to learning and teaching that aims to develop reasoning and judgement. Students learn to listen to and respect their peers' opinions, think creatively and work together to develop a deeper understanding of concepts central to their own lives and the subjects they are studying. With the teacher adopting the role of facilitator, a true community develops in which rich and meaningful dialogue results in enquiry of the highest order.

Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. The book includes:

• guidance on how to embed P4C in curriculum subjects in a crowded and demanding secondary curriculum timetable
• troubleshooting advice for the teacher-turned-facilitator
• a companion website containing useful links, downloadable resources and material to display on your interactive whiteboard.

Edited and collated by the UK's leading P4C organisation, this book introduces a rationale for using and adapting P4C in the secondary curriculum.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Philosophy for Children
1
1 Working with Concepts
14
2 P4C in Critical Thinking
26
3 P4C in English
38
4 P4C in English Literature
53
5 P4C in Mathematics
68
6 P4C in Science
92
7 P4C in Religious Education
127
10 P4C in Geography
179
11 P4C in Art
199
12 P4C in Music
215
13 P4C in Drama
235
14 P4C in Physical Education and School Sport PESS
252
15 P4C in Information and Communication Technology ICT
266
A Brief History of P4C and SAPERE
284
Index
295

8 P4C in Personal Social and Health Education PSHE
146
9 P4C in History
167

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About the author (2012)

Lizzy Lewis is the Development Manager at the Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (SAPERE).
Nick Chandley is a SAPERE Trainer and Editor of the SAPERE Level 1 Course Handbook.

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