Exercises with which to explore the different uses of the words "good" and "bad".
In the 1970s and 80s, Matthew Lipman and his colleagues at the IAPC Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children created a series and philosophical novels and accompanying manuals. The manuals are full of exercises and discussion plans on significant concepts and tools for reasoning.
The work put into those materials will probably be unsurpassed in the field of P4C. The IAPC have agreed to make some of the exercises and discussion plans available to subscribers of P4C.COM. They could be used to support any curriculum. Matthew Lipman discusses his view of exercises and discussion plans in ANALYTIC TEACHING Vol. 16 No.2 ‘Philosophical Discussion Plans and Exercises’
They will also be listed in the ‘Concept Activities’ and ‘Reasoning Activities’ Sections. And, of course, the items will be tagged with key words and age recommendations to help you find what you want.
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An exercise to explore the concepts 'right' and 'duty' and the connections between them.
A story that challenges children to argue for alternative ways of doing things in an imaginary land.
Exercises with which to reflect on the logical, causal and imaginative uses of the word "if".
Six exercises to introduce the notions of relevance, strength and sense with which to evaluate reasons.
Two activities to stimulate young children to reflect on their wondering.