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ERIC Number: EJ1005646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Philosophy for Children
Kim, Angela
Educational Perspectives, v44 n1-2 p25-28 2012
When the author was first introduced to philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i, it made her cringe. She wasn't sure what it was all about, but it reminded her of a miserable past experience of sitting in a circle. Sitting in circles is the sort of activity that she tries to avoid in life. She was told that Dr. Thomas Jackson, aka Dr. J, would guide the p4c discussions in her class. Dr. J is the best, and he is widely adored by the students at the school. She can no longer call p4c Hawai'i a waste of time. She could see that there was a huge difference between the discussion circles of her past and p4c circles. It soon became clear that the students weren't the only ones benefiting from p4c. She was beginning to think about things in a deeper way and ask questions about what was really being said.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii