The aim of Philosophy for Children (P4C) pedagogy is to develop a community of philosophical inquiry. A concept emerging out of the philosophies of John Dewey and Charles Peirce, the community of inquiry emphasizes that knowledge is both socially embedded and contingent, empowering students to investigate conceptual problems collaboratively.
With its focus on teaching a style of inquiry rather than specific content, the pedagogy of P4C can be applied in a number of educational spaces beyond the pre-college philosophy classroom.
This workshop series introduces faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to the pedagogical framework of P4C while also providing them with the opportunity to practice the skills required to transform their own classrooms into a community of inquiry.
While the workshops are structured to be two self-contained units, participants are invited to participate in both if they so choose. Light refreshments will be provided. Readings will be emailed out prior to the workshop meeting. Registration is free but required, and enrollment will be limited.
All meetings are from 3-5 p.m. in YMCA 401.
November 10, 2017
December 8, 2017,
January 19, 2018
Workshop I is now full. You can either register for Workshop II or add your name to this wait list. In the event that someone registered withdraws, you will be contacted.
February 16, 2018
March 23, 2018
April 30, 2018
(Redefined day: Friday)
Please email Claire Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We hope to see you there!