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ERIC Number: EJ794979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Creative Philosophizing with Children
Calvert, Kristina
Theory and Research in Education, v5 n3 p309-328 2007
In his influential book "Dialogues with Children" (1984), Gareth Matthews presents strong evidence that children as young as six can and should engage in philosophical discourse. His findings form the basis of this article, a theoretical and practical guide for parents and teachers seeking respectful and creative ways to encourage children to think philosophically. Methods discussed include the use of fables to generate metaphors with a strong philosophical content. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany