Newsletter Winter 2012 Philosophy for Children

UW Center for Philosophy for Children

The UW Center for Philosophy for Children continues to grow. And with this growth comes lots of exciting new projects and activities!

Television - In November the Center was featured in a segment of UWTV's show UW-360 view at: http://www.uwtv.org/uw360/index.aspx?mediaid=2163826243. High School Students at the UW - This fall the Center organized a "World Philosophy Day." This project brought high school students from Seattle's Nova Alternative High School to the University of Washington to engage in a dialogue about the nature of beauty with our undergraduate philosophy students. K-12 Education - Center staff and UW students participating in our "Pipeline" Philosophy for Children seminar are currently facilitating philosophy classes in two elementary schools and one high school. As you may remember, last year our Philosophers in the Schools program sent UW graduate and undergraduate students, as well as Center staff, into six different primary and secondary schools, facilitating philosophy classes that reached over 500 young people! Talks - This year staff will speak about Philosophy for Children at conferences in Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and San Diego. Last year, Center staff Jana Mohr Lone, Sara Goering and David Shapiro gave talks about philosophy for children at conferences in San Diego, Cincinnati and New York City. Publications – Both Education Director David Shapiro's new book, Plato Was Wrong! Footnotes on Doing Philosophy with Young People, and Director Jana Mohr Lone's new book, tentatively titled Wondering Aloud: The Philosophical Child, are expected to be published in 2012. Jana Mohr Lone and Program Director Sara Goering are both involved in editing new compilation books about philosophy for children, which are also expected to be published in 2012.

 

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