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ERIC Number: EJ1005643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
The Philosopher's Pedagogy
Makaiau, Amber Strong; Miller, Chad
Educational Perspectives, v44 n1-2 p8-19 2012
"How come your students are so engaged?" "What are the reasons your students perform so well on the Hawai'i State Assessments and Advanced Placement Exams?" "What makes the student experience in your classrooms so different?" "How do you use philosophy to teach language arts and social studies?" "The students are always talking about your class. What is it that you do in your classrooms?" "What is philosophy for children?" This short article is the authors' best attempt to answer these questions by describing the complex relationship they see between philosophy, education, theory, and practice. They are calling this relationship the philosopher's pedagogy, and it is an approach to teaching that builds on the Philosophy for Children (P4C) movement started by Matthew Lipman in the 1960s. (Contains 9 endnotes.)
College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wist Annex 2 Room 131, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-8002; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii