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Philosophy

The basic procedure for Philosophical Inquiry is generally as follows:

 

read story (carefully chosen by teacher!)

students raise questions about the story

students connect questions and identify themes

discussion

 

After or during this time teachers may utilise concept development activities to enable students greater understanding of concepts being explored. Children are also provided opportunities to reflect upon these sessions (orally and written).

 

Examples of philosophical questions discussed:

 

What does it mean to be fair?

How can I come to know anything?

How do we know that something is real?

Why can something be considered ugly?

How do we recognise faulty reasoning?

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