Saturday, June 28, 2008

Philosophy in Schools seminar

I am involved in the launch of Philosophy in Schools, a book about - philosophy in schools. If you wish to attend next Wednesday (free wine), see this link, or below.

Flyer for book here.

Philosophy in Schools Seminar

What is Philosophy in Schools?

Philosophy in Schools is a collection of original philosophical essays that together make a robust case for teaching philosophy in schools. Leading philosophers of education explode the myth that philosophy is somehow too difficult or abstract for children to set out a series of compelling articles for its inclusion in the school curriculum.

Philosophy in Schools Seminar
When: Wednesday 2 July 4PM - to 6PM
Where: Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, University of London

Speakers
Professor Robert Fisher (Brunel University)
Dr Michael Hand (Institute of Education)
Dr Stephen Law (Heythrop College, University of London)
Dr Judith Suissa (Institute of Education, University of London)
Dr Carrie Winstanley (Roehampton University)

Reception
The seminar will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Continuum. Copies of the book will be available at a 35% discount.

How to book:
RSVP to m.hand@ioe.ac.uk or c.winstanley@ioe.ac.uk

5 comments:

Sally_bm said...

Out of interest, do you know of, and if so what do you think of, the P4C- philosophy for children- stuff?

John said...

Stephen,

I am truly interested in philosphy for children and would love to read this collection of essays. But 70 pounds?? 45 pounds with the discount? Seriously?

I can author a hard back, full colour, print on demand book which will then cost me $50 plus delivery. A paperback, or black and white text-only book can be printed for far less.

Surely if you want to get the message out, there are better ways of doing this?

Stephen Law said...

I have to agree John. It's ridiculously priced.

Stephen Law said...

The P4C stuff is ok, I think. Sapere are the people to tel you more about it. My view is their community of inquiry approach needs supplementing with some critical thinking input or it can into a sort of rambling stream of consciousness rather than a logical, structured debate.

Nevertheless the CoI approach does show major benefits, even without such a supplement.

Stephen Law said...

John - actually, I have one spare copy to get rid of. Want it for £20? Email me if you do...