PHIL 495 A: Philosophical Inquiry in Schools

Meeting Time: 
T 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 359
Joint Sections: 
PHIL 595 A
Jana Mohr Lone

Additional Details:

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of both the theory and practice of philosophical inquiry in K-12 schools. Each student is expected to spend time in an elementary, middle or high school class engaging in philosophical inquiry with young people. U-Cars will be available for transportation to and from schools. Students should be undergraduate philosophy majors or minors or undergraduates with experience in philosophy for children (completion of PHIL 205 or other experience). Offered jointly with PHIL 595A.

TEXT: Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools, Jana Mohr Lone and Michael Burroughs.

Catalog Description: 
Explores methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students, focusing on ways to establish "communities of philosophical inquiry." Students learn how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students, and work in pairs with the instructor to lead philosophy sessions in the seminar and in local schools. Prerequisite: one PHIL course. Offered: A.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Other Requirements Met: 
Service Learning
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:19pm