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ERIC Number: EJ1178442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Philosophy with Children, Self-Regulation and Engaged Participation for Children with Emotional-Behavioural and Social Communication Needs
Cassidy, Claire; Marwick, Helen; Deeney, Lynn; McLean, Gillian
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v23 n1 p81-96 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CoPI) as an inclusive pedagogical approach by which to support the communicative interaction and opportunities for collaborative dialogue for children with social, emotional and behavioural needs in two mainstream classes. There is currently no empirical work that considers children with these particular needs participating in practical philosophy, particularly in CoPI. Two groups of children, aged between nine and twelve, engaged in CoPI over a period of 10 weeks. The philosophy sessions were conducted as part of the regular class work. The results show that the children were able to engage in collaborative, philosophical dialogue with their peers without being any more disruptive than their classmates. The findings of this study lead to the assertion that it is the structure of CoPI that supported the children's engaged participation and self-regulation and that this might usefully be considered in creating classroom activities for all children.
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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: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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