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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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A place to live

Would you rather live … in a cage full of toys or in an empty Palace? Why? Questions to further develop children’s thinking What does the word “live” in this context mean? Is it different to being alive? Can you live without doing? Do you have to have your freedom to live?
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Western Cape Training

It looks like I will be back in Cape Town for the last week of April and 1st two weeks of May. If you know of any preschools, schools or organizations that might be interested in a tailor made training package ..picture book curriculum or philosophy for children please feel free to contact me.
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A wolf’s problem

Wolf is very hungry.  He has three choices but he can only eat ONE of the following. .. The grandmother Red Riding Hood Or The cake Which should he chose and why?
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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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Which is better?

Questions or answers?  Facilitation ideas? These ideas are to help the facilitator think for themselves about the issues that may be behind the initial question. For example. .. These ideas might help push for deeper thinking of ideas the children are exploring. They are not intended to be a list of questions that children should answer. It is their ideas that should drive the enquiry.  Is philosophy always
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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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In a story…

Which story would you rather be in and why ? Sleeping Beauty ? Or Little Red Riding Hood ? Facilitation ideas Sharing the children’s first thoughts What do they like or not like about the stories? Which characters would they be and why ?  Philosophical imaginative play Allow the children to create simple settings for both stories using den making equipment & blocks etc. Allow them to recreate the stor
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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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The YES …Sarah Bee & Satoshi Kitamura-Andersen Press

The philosophy of a Yes and many Nos   This week I was sent a copy of The Yes by Sarah Bee and Satoshi Kitamura, published by Andersen Press. I make it my job to find picture books that offer problems and questionings about big themes. This one found me in a way that only a Yes can…. And I can’t wait to share it with children who always have more wonderings than me. The plot is simple but the language flo
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