sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

WORKSHOP: Philosophy with Children

Thursday May 3rd 2012
HEA-funded half-day workshop at 
the University of Greenwich, London

The primary aim of the workshop is to provide information, instruction and advice for Universities and Teacher Training Institutions interested in setting up a credit-bearing course or work placement for undergraduate students or student-teachers in teaching Philosophy with Children in Primary and Secondary schools. The workshop will also be of interest to tutors and students considering setting up their own Philosophy with Children schemes, and will be an opportunity for existing practitioners to discuss ideas and share good practice.

There is no fee for this workshop. Places are limited and will be allocated according to HEA guidelines. You may request a place by emailing the organiser:

Kath Jones

Confirmation of places will be sent out towards the end of March.

The workshop will run from 10am to 1.30pm.

Further details. The workshop will:

o   Provide an overview and appraisal of current research and methodologies used in the UK for introducing Philosophy into the school classroom.

o   Discuss methods for training students in these methodologies and giving them classroom experience.

o   Provide details of the resources for analysing the philosophical and educational issues associated with introducing Philosophical method and content to children.

o   Provide evaluative tools for comparing schemes and methodologies and for measuring the progress of both student-trainers and pupils in the schemes.

o   Enable tutors to discuss and explore issues with current students who have completed dissertation and placement courses in Philosophy with Children/Schools.

o   Provide a forum for those who are already engaging in some work in this area to discuss their own experiences and share good practice.

Further information will be available on line at by the end of February.

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