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Philosophy for Children and P.E.A.C.E.

University of Naples Federico II via EMMA

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Overview

This course is brought to you by the Department of Humanities and the Philosophy for Children Course at University of Naples, Federico II and the PEACE project, a LLL/Comenius project that offers training in the use of philosophical enquiry in the curriculum to foster a cosmopolitan mindset in young people

It aims to demonstrate how important philosophy is to the development of critical and creative thinking. It aims to show teachers how they can use stories, sketches and games to translate the complexity of philosophical enquiry into manageable and profitable discussion with the children in their classes. The course looks at the background and theory behind P4C, and then introduces the method and approach used. It then takes participants into different classrooms as observers of P4C sessions in practice, with guided observation tasks to aid understanding. The P.E.A.C.E project illustrates a specific application of the P4C approach; it uses philosophy to foster a more tolerant and cosmopolitan mindset in children. The final module enables participants to gain first-hand experience of P4C by involving them in a P4C pratical session of their own with one of the P4C trainers from the University of Naples.

Syllabus

Lesson 1 - BOOTCAMP: Introduction to philosophy, the course and the platform
Lesson 2 - Introduction to Philosophy for Children
Lesson 3 - The Community of Philosophical Inquiry according to the P4C educational approach
Lesson 4 - The Educational Dimension
Lesson 5 - Observation of Practical P4C session

Taught by

Maura Striano

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