A checklist for helping children to create, choose and prepare questions for philosophical dialogue .
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A 6-page document providing a way into the Primary Seal Theme, 'Good to be me'. It provides a menu of choices, ideally for children themselves, that enable them to explore 10 of the key concepts related to the main theme.
Any one or pair of the concepts could provide the basis for a whole session or more, especially if linked with a story or other stimulus, whether chosen from the SEAL collection or elsewhere.
This approach is not attempting to replace or even diminish the central theme of the SEAL unit.
A dialogue bringing together a number of the key concepts under the Primary SEAL theme 5: 'Good to be me'.
One of the most popular editions of Newswise, which challenges stereotypes about big companies (exemplified by Cadbury), and raises issues around child labour.
Lesson C continues to explore the concepts of cause and effect and introduces the problems of 'rash reversing'.
A form for formative or summative evaluation of 20 dispositions/skills that are at the heart of community of inquiry practice.
Count Down (or Count up) are Stand Up (or Sit Down) are two of the most favoured activities in the early stages of developing a community of inquiry, partly because of their simplicity, and partly because they reinforce the practice of OOPSAAT (Only One Person Speaks At A Time), which is essential for effective dialogue. They also develop the sense that everybody in a community of inquiry has a part to play in building success for the whole group.
See the PDF attachment for a full explanation.