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ERIC Number: EJ1112844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Connecting Learning to the World beyond the Classroom through Collaborative Philosophical Inquiry
Scholl, Rosie; Nichols, Kim; Burgh, Gilbert
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n5 p436-454 2016
This study explored the impact of facilitating collaborative philosophical inquiry (CPI), in the tradition of "Philosophy for Children," on connectedness pedagogies. The study employed an experimental design that included 59 primary teachers in 2 groups. The experimental group received an intervention that comprised training in CPI and the comparison group received training in Thinking Tools (graphic organisers), a subset of the CPI training. Lessons were coded on four variables of connectedness pedagogies, across the two groups, at three time-points. Teacher interviews were conducted to gather participants' perspectives. Between-groups analysis of variance (ANOVA) on particular measures of pedagogy revealed that CPI significantly broadened teachers' pedagogical repertoires, in ways that included drawing on students' background knowledge and preparing a problem-based curriculum which connects students to the world beyond the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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