Philosophical inquiry : combining the tools of philosophy with inquiry-based teaching and learning / Philip Cam.Call number: B72 C358 2020eb Material type: TextSeries: Big Ideas for Young Thinkers: Copyright date: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020Description: 1 online resource (174 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1475846282 ; 1475846290 ; 1475846304 ; 9781475846287 ; 9781475846294 ; 9781475846300Subject(s): PhilosophyDDC classification: 100 Online resources: Click here to access online
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1: Getting Started -- Chapter 2: Questioning -- Chapter 3: Conceptual Exploration -- Chapter 4: Reasoning.
Philosophical Inquiry shows how to use the tools of philosophy for educational purposes. It is a practical guide to the philosophical arts of questioning, conceptual exploration and reasoning, with wide application across the school curriculum. It provides educators with an effective means of teaching students to think critically and creatively, to use their knowledge to solve problems, to deal with issues, to explore possibilities and work with ideas. These are the skills and abilities that young people need in order to thrive socially and economically in the world today. Drawing on educational and psychological theory, Philosophical Inquiry emphasizes the use of collaborative learning, through class discussion, working with a partner, and small group work. This approach teaches students to think in socially responsible ways. It means that students become not only thinking individuals but also good team-players, with benefits that extend beyond the classroom and the school to community life and the world of work.