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What are Boys and Girls ?

Interesting stimulus for gender enquiry.  How would you play this in the classroom ?  Girl and Boy: http://youtu.be/pF1j22x-yU8
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Philosophical play in the Early Years Setting

      It could be said that children are probably at their most philosophical in their formative pre-school years. If you take Socrates’s provocation that “All I know is that I know nothing” then we see everything as new and puzzling. To a pre-school child the whole world is a new and strange place. A place where some things make perfect sense and other things absurd. A world of inconsistency and cha
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Open Course Carnarvon Primary Sch Notts July 4th

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN COURSE Carnarvon Primary School NG13 8EH. Friday July 4th 2014 –9am-3 pm Sara Stanley specialises in a storied approach to developing Critical Thinking Enquiry based classrooms. She is a National and International speaker and Educational consultant and SAPERE P4C Trainer. She is currently also involved in long term and future educational projects in South African Townships. Pub
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The Troll’s problem

Trolls can only digest grass and goats. Goats can digest anything. Those greedy goats have eaten all their grass and now want to cross the Bridge to eat mine. What should I do?
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Agree or disagree?

Some people are “ just naughty“ Ideas for deepening thinking. Is there such a thing as “naughtiness?” Is being “naughty” something you choose to do? If you had nobody to teach you how to behave would you know how to be “naughty” ? Can we be taught to be “naughty” If you do something “naughty” but don’t want to do it is it still “naugh
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Yes or No? -Obedience

Should we always do as we are told? Why? Why not? Facilitation ideas Who decides what you should do? Does the person who tells you what to do always have the most power? What if the person in power is a bad person? Can someone control every thing about you? Is it more important to obey yourself or others? Should you obey without thinking about why ? Is having to do as you are told always fair? Can you still have free
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Philosophical play question board. Wild things ..

Can wild things go to school ? Yes or no ? Facilitation ideas How do we define the term wild? If something is wild does it also mean it is free?  Is it possible to ever be truely free? Can you tame something that has never known authority? Philosophical play Read Where the Wild Things Are.(Sendak) Ask the children to think about what a school for wild things might look like?  Would you be able to teach a wi
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Fairytale teaparty

Which one of these characters would you not invite and why ? Goldilocks The Beast Rumplestiltskin Sleeping Beauty The big bad Wolf
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To be or not to be …

A child stuck in a monkey’s body Facilitation ideas Are there similarities and differences between the two ? What could a child in a monkeys body do / not do? What problems can you think of ? Would you still have to go to school? Would you have friends? Would you have a monkey’s brain or a child’s brain? Who would be in change of the body ….the child or the monkey?
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Back to school

Would you rather have ….. To go to school on another planet Or Have a teacher from another planet teach in your school ?
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