The impact of philosophical enquiry with children on development education

The impact of philosophical enquiry with children on development education

Article from Development Education Journal, Volume 8.1.

Philosophical enquiry uses clearly identified teacher responses to children’s dialogue in order to develop specific thinking skills. It has particular relevance to citizenship education as it teaches children how to handle, and engage with, moral and ethical issues as well as more traditional thinking skills associated with logic and reason. In this article Chris Rowley and Jane Yates aim to place philosophical enquiry with children as central to developing rigorous approaches towards collaborative dialogue in the classroom.

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