Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Next Episode of WHY? "Teaching Philosophy for Children ." Sunday, July 10, 5 p.m. central

Join WHY? as we ask how children are being taught philosophy all around the world.

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"Teaching Philosophy for Children"
with guest Maughn Gregory

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 5 p.m. central.

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How young can children learn philosophy? How should it be taught in the schools? What does philosophy offer that other curricula do not? For decades, the international movement known as “philosophy for children” has had tremendous success teaching in both public and private schools. Emphasizing moral education, critical thinking, and concept development, P4C, as it is know, has inspired even the youngest children to speak out in class, think about the most difficult subjects, and come to their own conclusions about controversial issues. Join WHY? as we examine this fascinating topic and ask whether a subject like philosophy is compatible with schooling built on standardized testing.

Maughn Gregory is Associate Professor of Education Foundations and Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children at Montclair State University, in New Jersey. He publishes and teaches in the areas of Pragmatism, Political Philosophy, Philosophy for Children, Philosophy of Education, and Gender and Critical Thinking. He holds both a Ph.D. and J.D.

WHY’s host Jack Russell Weinstein says, “Philosophy for Children is a fascinating subject. People always think about philosophy as a subject for college student, but it seems to be more successful the younger the students are. I’m thrilled to be able to talk with someone who has such an international view about philosophy and its impact on children’s education.”

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