Advice, methods and photocopiable materials to assist philosophical dialogue with pupils aged 10 and over.
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A teenager dreams he is discussing his future with versions of himself from the past and the future. Story and ideas for a discussion of personal decision-making.
This year, 2008, is 15 years on from the murder of Stephen Lawrence. This edition of Newswise from 1999 marks the event and still gives us plenty to think about .
An activity to consider a set of opinions in relations to concepts such as truth, belief, reason, and so on.
A lesson outline and ways of developing thinking about a (fake) picture of a cat seeing a 'reflection' of a lion in a mirror.
A story about a grasshopper who struggles to find a way in the world. Specially written for p4c.com in response to a forum discussion.
A favourite game that enables social mixing and encourages children to enjoy reflecting and making up their minds. It can also be varied and extended in many ways, and could be built up as a regular activity, rather than as a one-off.
An original story about being good, doing good and being good at something. Lesson ideas are included.
A lesson plan for the SIP 3rd session, with 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry building (keywording), and concept-stretching (belonging).
This unit builds on session 2, and consists of 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry-building (keywording), and concept building (belonging).
An old tale about luck and consequences. It could lead into discussions about the pros and cons of basing one's decision-making solely on consideration of consequences, or on probability. The story is given on the webpage and as a PDF attachment.