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Life Skills

Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Philosophical Discussions

In this one-time class, students will learn about philosophy, critical thinking, and philosophical questioning, and then will practice these skills in an interesting class discussion.
Ronda Baker, B.Ed
319 total reviews for this teacher
91 reviews for this class
Completed by 447 learners
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Class Experience

Students will . . . 

~learn about critical thinking
~learn how to ask philosophical questions 
~practice foundational skills needed to engage in a philosophical discussion with their peers
I have been trained in the P4C Hawaii approach to Philosophy for Children through my former school district as well as in a professional development college credit course in P4C Hawaii.  As a classroom teacher, I used philosophical discussions in my classes daily with grades 4 - 6.  I have observed and participated in philosophical discussions with students in grades 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 Guided Notes Worksheet will be provided in the classroom for printing and will be completed during the lesson portion of 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.
Philosophical Thinking and Philosophical Discussions challenge students think deeply, to question ideas, and to express opinions in a diplomatic way.  The possible discussion questions are listed below.  The class will vote on the question they would most like to discuss and the teacher will facilitate the discussion to ensure engagement, turn taking, and respectfulness.  The teacher will not share personal ideas, philosophies, or opinions on these topics, but instead will ask driving questions.

~What if we were able to "upgrade" humans with a gene editing procedure to make super humans?
~65% of the earth is still unexplored.  What if mythical creatures of legend really do exist, but we just haven't found proof yet?
~We have Teslas today. Are fully self-driving cars (where the car does it all)  a good idea or a bad idea?
~Do morals and ethics, or a sense of right and wrong, exist in the animal kingdom?
~What would happen if children were the boss for a whole week?


Ronda Baker, B.Ed
Lives in the United States
Licensed K-6 Elementary Teacher
319 total reviews
509 completed classes

About Me

I have been a licensed elementary school teacher since 2012.  I have taught K, 1, 4, 5, and 6 grade classrooms in the public education system in Hawaii.  During 2020, when schools moved to distance learning for a time, I learned that I enjoyed... 
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