A Teacher's Guide to Philosophy for Children

Keith J. Topping, Steven Trickey, Paul Cleghorn

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A Teacher’s Guide to Philosophy for Children provides educators with the process and structures to engage children in inquiring as a group into ‘big’ moral, ethical and spiritual questions, while also considering curricular necessities and the demands of national and local standards.

Based on the actual experiences of educators in diverse and global classroom contexts, this comprehensive guide gives you the tools you need to introduce philosophical thinking into your classroom, curriculum and beyond. Drawing on research-based educational and psychological models, this book highlights the advantages gained by students who regularly participate in philosophical discussion: from building cognitive and social/emotional development, to becoming more informed citizens. Helpful tools and supplementary online resources offer additional frameworks for supporting and sustaining a higher level of thinking and problem-solving among your students.

This practical guide is essential reading for teachers, coaches and anyone wondering how you can effectively teach philosophy in your classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9780429401879
ISBN (Print)9781138393271 (hbk), 9781138393264 (pbk)
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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