Philosophy for Children Update Autumn 2012

Submitted by Kate Goldyn on

The Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children had another year of expansion, with the help of a three-year grant from the Squire Family Foundation. Some of the highlights of the year include:

Sending UW students and Center staff into five different primary and secondary schools where they facilitated classes that reached over 300 young people. Monthly sessions with teachers at John Muir Elementary School in Seattle, as well as other workshops for teachers and graduate students exploring how introducing philosophy can enrich learning in K-12 classrooms. Talks at philosophy for children conferences in Seattle, San Diego, and Vancouver, BC, as well as four books and several articles... all by Center staff! Collaborative creation of a philosophy class at Nova Alternative High School on Capitol Hill. Improvement to the Center's website and development of a philosophy for children library.