Training Philosophy for Children Facilitators via technology and peer assessment

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    Research shows online learning is more effective than traditional face-to-face learning, especially when learners are highly motivated, and this can be coupled with peer assessment, which studies have also shown to be effective. Training can commence with simple information-giving, in an outline of the objectives and procedures of Philosophy for Children (P4C). You will be matched up with one (or more) Peer Buddy(ies), with whom you will reciprocally discuss your onward plans. This should be followed by demonstration videos of P4C in action, with participants of different ages. These can be discussed online (synchronously or asynchronously) in pairs or small groups (perhaps from different countries, subject to language constraints). Information-giving on the principles of organising your own P4C project should then be given, together with a planning rubric. Implementation of your first P4C project will follow. Video-record a session and mutually discuss the videos with your buddy. Highlight three good points and three less good points from each, identifying sections of video that illustrate these issues. Then report back to a wider session to see to what extent your good and bad points were shared with others. All we need is a university to develop a MOOC on this topic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhilosophy with Children and Teacher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Critical, Creative and Caring Thinking
    EditorsArie Kizel
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)9781032080604 (hbk), 9781032080574 (pbk)
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2022


    • online
    • video
    • peer discussion
    • peer assessment


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