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Life Skills

Being a Kid Philosopher: Creativity and Imagination

Does your learner have a big imagination? A strong creative side? In this class we will explore how these traits are important to being a “kid philosopher.”
Ms. Melissa (M.A.; Former University Lecturer)
3 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will be introduced to what it means to be a philosopher (and kid philosopher) by reflecting upon their creative and imaginative side, and learn how those skills fit in to being philosophical. They will also benefit from being able to engage in philosophical discussion, listen to different perspectives, gain insights from other points of view, and defend their own viewpoints. With that said, the expectations are very low-key and relaxed but still do tend to naturally accomplish these elevated goals. 
I am a former university instructor that specialized in making introductory courses fun, engaging, and relevant to everyday life. I have over 16 years of experience teaching at the college level, where I held the position of Master Lecturer before I left to focus on homeschooling my son full-time. In addition, I have over 3 formal years teaching philosophy courses to kids, ages 6-16. I volunteered at both a local public high school as well as a private school alongside performing my teaching duties at the university, as I was conducting informal research into the philosophical abilities of children.  
No homework is assigned for this course. 
No assessments. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will allow for the free exchange of ideas from the learners. Therefore, parents can decide if the open-discussion nature of the class is a good fit for their young learner(s). Of course, all discussions will always be moderated in a way to keep examples and views relevant, appropriate, and in line with Outschool's policies.


Ms. Melissa (M.A.; Former University Lecturer)
Lives in the United States
University-Inspired Philosophy Classes for Kids!
3 total reviews
6 completed classes

About Me

"Let no one delay to study philosophy when (they are) young..." ~Epicurus

Welcome! I go by Ms. Melissa and I am a former university instructor and current full-time homeschooling mama!

My specialty with my higher-level classes had always been... 
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