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. Lunch will be provided. Readings will be emailed out prior to the workshop meeting. Registration is free but required, and enrollment will be limited.
Please register by September 16th.
All meetings are from 11:30 am-1:00 p.m. in YMCA 401.
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
Registration is now closed.
WORKSHOP II details will be announced later this fall.
Please email Claire Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. We hope to see you there!