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Philosophy for Children (P4C): Big Questions, Little Kids, Huge Impact

Philosophy for Children (P4C): Big Questions, Little Kids, Huge Impact | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Philosophy should be taught in every classroom to every child no matter their age, ability, or destination. This board seeks to encourage (non-philosophy specialist) K-12 teachers to incorporate P4C in their classrooms.
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Pinterest site on P4C

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Kiinnostava Pinterest-kooste, erityisesti materiaalia lasten filosofioinnista, mutta myös isommille löytyy pohdittavaa.Harmi, etteivät esim. BBC:n animaatiot auenneet, niissä oli nätinnäköisiä videoita esim. Theseuksen laivasta avaamassa keskustelua identiteetin ongelmasta.

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Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas

Hawking vs. Philosophy - Has Science Killed Philosophy » The Institute of Art and Ideas | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking declared the death of philosophy. Has science really rendered philosophy obsolete? Does it hold the key to answer the biggest questions?
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...
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Sir Ken Robinson

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My Brother’s Book: Maurice Sendak’s Posthumous Love Letter to the World

My Brother’s Book: Maurice Sendak’s Posthumous Love Letter to the World | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
"Because love is so enormous, the only thing you can think of doing is swallowing the person that you love entirely."

For those of us who
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"And Jack slept safe

Enfolded in his brother's arms

And Guy whispered 'Good night

And you will dream of me.'

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KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM: Home

KIDS PHILOSOPHY SLAM: Home | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. Over $3,000 in prizes are available to students & schools. Home school participation as well as international participation is encouraged.

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Resources : Philosophy Hub

Resources : Philosophy Hub | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
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This page provides useful resources for people wanting to know more about philosophy groups, or who are perhaps looking to set up their own group. Feel free to get in touch if you want to write for the blog or you want us to add links or provide advice on setting up a club:  jules dot evans at mac dot com 


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Do Not Despise Your Inner World: Advice on a Full Life from Philosopher Martha Nussbaum

Do Not Despise Your Inner World: Advice on a Full Life from Philosopher Martha Nussbaum | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Our emotional life maps our incompleteness: A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger.
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‘The Philosophical Child’: A book for when your child asks, ‘Why are we here?’ | UW Today

‘The Philosophical Child’: A book for when your child asks, ‘Why are we here?’ | UW Today | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Review of 'The Philosophical Child' and an interview with its author JanaMohr Lone.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Teaching materials philosophy

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Teaching materials philosophy | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
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Open Source Philosophy Teaching Materials Collected by UNESCO.

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Autumn 1999 - Jana Mohr-Lone Creates Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

Autumn 1999 - Jana Mohr-Lone Creates Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Like Walker, Jana Mohr-Lone (MA, PhD, Philosophy, '90, '96) followed a new path as a result of parenthood. In her case, the destination was K-12 schools. Her mission: to introduce students to philosophy.

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"When my oldest son was four, he started asking me questions that I recognized as deeply philosophical," recalls Mohr-Lone, a former attorney. "It reminded me that I was also asking questions like that at an early age."

That realization led Mohr-Lone to set up a program in her son's preschool. She met with the children each week, guiding and encouraging them to think philosophically. "It was just wonderful," she recalls. "We talked about things like what it means to be alive, and whether you can be someone's friend if he or she doesn't think of you as a friend. I started thinking about how philosophy could help school-age children develop their critical thinking and reasoning."

Mohr-Lone created a nonprofit organization, Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, and explored possible approaches to introducing philosophy in the schools.

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Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2010

Digital Edition
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John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Publication

This editions is on philosophy especially aimed at youth.

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Henri Matisse speaking about drawing and painting

" I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. " Henri Matisse
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From Open Culture. Translation:

"Me, I believe that painting and drawing are the same thing. Drawing is a painting done in a simpler way [or with "limited/reduced resources"]. On a white surface, a sheet of paper, with a plume [or "pen"] and some ink, one creates a certain contrast with volumes; one can change the quality of the paper given supple surfaces, light [or clear] surfaces, hard surfaces without always adding shadow or light. For me, drawing is a painting with limited means/resources."

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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of stan...
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Mentions the same ideas that are embedded in P4C.

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"Find out what is significant"

"Think critical and dare to question established ways of knowing"

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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Caring friends can save the world

New research shows that caring in friendships stands between apathy and activism, and is directly related to a teen's concern with making a difference.
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Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis at Viterbo University - La Crosse, Wis.

Viterbo is a Private, Catholic, Franciscan, ecumenical University.
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What Philosophy is not

What Philosophy is not | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
I was taken aback to discover an opinion piece in The New Yorker denouncing the teaching of philosophy in schools as ‘a terrible idea’. The author, Richard Brody, reflects bitterly on his own schoo...
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Are we naturally good or bad?

Are we naturally good or bad? | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
It's a question humanity has repeatedly asked itself, and one way to find out is to take a closer look at the behaviour of babies.… and use puppets.
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"Ingenious experiments carried out at Yale University in the US used these measures to look at babies' minds. Their results suggest that even the youngest humans have a sense of right and wrong, and, furthermore, an instinct to prefer good over evil."

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Children's complex thinking skills begin before going to school

Children's complex thinking skills begin before going to school | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
New research reveals that children begin to show signs of higher-level thinking skills as young as age 4 ½.
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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

As he saw in the camps, those who found meaning even in the most horrendous circumstances were far more resilient to suffering than those who did not. "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing," Frankl wrote in Man's Search for Meaning, "the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

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"This uniqueness and singleness which distinguishes each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much as it does on human love. When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."

 

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."

 

Well written article on leading a meaningul life and not neccesarily happy life. The meaningful/happy contrast becomes more interesting after reading this piece. A happy life is one without obstacles like for example diffcult relationships with friends or familiy, financial limitations or health issues. Leading a meaningful life involves expressing one's fundamental humanity, which is always directed to something or somebody other than oneself.

 

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Battle of Ideas 2009 | speaker | Dr Joanna Haynes

Battle of Ideas 2009 | speaker | Dr Joanna Haynes | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Joanna is author of Children as Philosophers (2002, 2008, Routledgefalmer), which has been translated into Spanish (Paidos Educador, 2004) and is due to be published in Greek (Metaixmio, 2010). She has published several articles and book chapters on philosophy with children and is co-author of Storywise: Thinking through Stories (2000, dialogueworks).

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Art expert talks about new emerging arts in Australia

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Art expert talks about new emerging arts in Australia | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Dr. Ricardo Peach, an independent cultural consultant and previous Acting Director of the Inter-Arts Office at the Australia Council for the Arts, recently visited UNESCO Bangkok for an annual meeting for the Arts Education Network of Observatories in Thailand. He talked about culturally diverse art, art projects that help hospital patients manage their pain, and experimental art in Australia.

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Art & Education. Interesting article that gives some ideas on how to bring philosophy and art ot the public.

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This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest : NPR

This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest : NPR | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Bumble-ardy is a deeply imaginative tale about an orphaned pig who longs for a birthday party. Sendak, who is 83, wrote and illustrated the book while caring for his longtime partner, who died of cancer in 2007.
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Incredibly touching last interview with Maurice Sendak. He passed away May 8, 2012.

 

"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation. ... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready."

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How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Kirkpatrick’s revision of the Four Levels starts with defining what the results, or return on expectations should be. It then goes backwards through the four levels
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Might be useful when setting up teacher training programs.

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