Big Ideas for Little Kids

Big Ideas for Little Kids

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Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a qlearner-centeredq classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.notes that Chris developed the discussion in a philosophically significant manner and gets the other children to focus ... But let me just mention a couple that I think are important. ... The goal of such an exercise would be to have the students present their ideas clearly and support them in a logical fashion. ... Of course, some students may not be ready to write a philosophical essay, even a very short one.

Title:Big Ideas for Little Kids
Author:Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-04-28


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