Two activities to stimulate young children to reflect on their wondering.
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’
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Two activities to explore children's attitudes to questions and to ask them to consider degrees of truth in answers to a question.
An exercise to explore the concept of fairness.
Exercises to explore the concept of 'purpose'.
Activities to help children think about what makes good questions and how to answer them.
Exercises to explore 'truth by definition', 'truth from evidence', and 'the whole truth'.