…Versus Thinking |

Steve Hoggins, another longstanding TPF specialist tackles David’s and Pete’s arguments on teaching critical thinking in the classroom, offering an alternative suggestion for a ‘curious’ way of thinking that seeks to straddle the potential divide between increasing confidence and building the child’s capacity to withstand critical challenges. Continue reading at: http://ift.tt/2hltQPe

Critical Thinking vs Confident Thinking |

David Birch, a longstanding TPF philosophy specialist offers his thoughts on why it may be the case that teaching critical thinking in schools can go sour.  He suggests the most important thing is to replace the commonplace non-thinking happening in our classrooms with a positive form of thinking.  He advocates an idea of ‘confident thinking’ rather than ‘critical … More Critical Thinking vs Confident Thinking |

Dialogues in philosophy with children |

Pete offers some practical advice on how to use dialogues to do philosophy with children.  Utilising plays written with philosophy in mind by Paul Bodin, Tim Sprod and others he provides some comments on how this medium can act as a catalyst for enquiry and philosophical discussions.  You can find some examples of plays by following … More Dialogues in philosophy with children |

Pieter Mostert | On the value of debate and disagreement |

Pieter Mostert is a practical philosopher, educational consultant and conversation specialist. He moved to South Africa in February 2013, where he facilitates different types of learning conversations, from home schooling to teacher training. He holds a PhD from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and is a specialist in making conversations pleasant, fruitful and lasting, under circumstances that may … Continue reading … More Pieter Mostert | On the value of debate and disagreement |