Life Skills

Critical Thinking: Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophical Discussions

In this one-time class, students will have a lesson on critical thinking, philosophy, and philosophical questions. Then, they will practice thinking philosophically as we discuss a topic chosen by the class.
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88 reviews for this class
Completed by 427 learners

45 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue May 24

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Wed May 25

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Thu May 26

Meet once (1 day)
3pm - 3:45pm

Thu May 26

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

In the Introduction to P4C class . . . 
~students will be introduced to P4C and learn how it is different from traditional classroom discussions
~students will learn and practice foundational skills needed to engage in a philosophical discussion with their peers
~students will learn how to ask philosophical questions with debatable answers, rather than basic ones with concrete answers
~students will learn turn taking protocol, non-verbal hand gestures for engagement while others are speaking, and ethics for maintaining an intellectually safe space for discussion
I have been trained in the P4C Hawaii approach to P4C through my former school district as well as in a professional development college credit course in P4C Hawaii.  As a classroom teacher, I used P4C in my classes daily with a variety of student ages for the past 3 years.  I have observed and participated in P4C discussions with students from Kindergarten through High School. 
Share with your family and friends, some of the interesting ideas from class today. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
A one-page Capture Sheet will be provided in the classroom for printing and will be completed in class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
To stimulate topic questions for discussion, an image, news article, or video clip may be used.  This stimulus may include upsetting or strong opinion generating ideas.  This is an important part of rich philosophical discussion and provides the platform for student created questions rather than a predetermined teacher made question.  Because I want the students to create questions based on their reactions to the stimuli,  it is impossible to predict what question the class will discuss.   Rest assured that stimuli will never be pornographic, obscene, or overly graphic but may be offensive or questionable to some.   When in doubt, please reach out!


Fun with Mrs. Baker
Lives in the United States
Critical Thinkers and Creative Problem Solvers
179 total reviews
275 completed classes

About Me

Aloha!  My name is Ronda Baker.  I am a native to Hawaii; born and raised on the island of Oahu.  I am a licensed public school teacher and have taught grades K, 1, 4, 5, and 6.  I am also a homeschool mom, so I understand both educational... 
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