Philosophy for Children: Kids Thinking and Wondering About the World
In this weekly class we will explore logic in every day life. Kids are natural philosophers. Learners develop critical thinking skills as they are introduced to new ideas and situations.
387 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
Once per week
learners per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Children are natural philosophers. They ask a lot of questions. They spend what feels like endless amounts of time wondering about the world them. To encourage learners thinking, in this ongoing class the teacher will use the book Kio & Gus by Matthew Lipman to explore a different situation each week. Each chapter stands alone allowing learners to enter the class at any time and be able to participate in the philosophical discussion. The maximum number of learners in class will be 6. This...
The following reasoning skills will be developed: Deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, sequential reasoning, analogical reasoning, drawing inferences, coming to conclusions, use of evidence, focused inquiry, making sense of phenomena, and being able to see the "big picture".
I have been a student of philosophy for most of my life. I studied for 4 years a student of Matt Lipman whose teachings this class is based on. I have taught philosophy for children for over 10 years with local homeschool groups.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Philosophy by its very nature raises questions. This course will challenge the students to question everything they think they know. This can lead to uncomfortable conversations within a family structure.
The Book Kio & Gus by Matt Lipman. Teacher will provide pdfs of relevant chapters.
Sharing my love of learning and philosophy with the future.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
387 total reviews
387 completed classes
Hello Learners! Welcome to my classroom. My name is Kathy. My education philosophy is The Socratic Method. We learn by asking and answering questions. Our classes will create a circle of inquiry. A space where we are free to explore our ideas...