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Author Fisher, Robert L. (Robert Lee)

Title Teaching thinking : philosophical enquiry in the classroom / Robert Fisher
Published London ; New York : Cassell, 1998


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Description viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Why Philosophy? Thinking about thinking -- 2. Philosophy for Children: Teaching children to think -- 3. Community of Enquiry: Creating contexts for moral education -- 4. Stories for Thinking: Using stories to develop thinking and literacy -- 5. Socratic Teaching: Facilitating philosophical discussion -- 6. Philosophy in the Classroom: Reviewing and assessing progress -- 7. Philosophy across the Curriculum: Improving the quality of thinking and learning -- App. 1. Some questions and topics for philosophical enquiry with children -- App. 2. Discourse vocabulary: a checklist of some terms to use -- App. 3. Checklist of discourse skills -- App. 4. How do we assess progress in philosophical discussion? -- App. 5. Evaluating philosophy for children
Summary Teaching Thinking is a guide to ways of using discussion in the classroom to develop children's thinking, learning and literacy skills. It shows the reader how to engage children in a special kind of discussion called a 'community of enquiry'. This book illustrates how philosophical discussion helps promote critical thinking and the moral and social values essential for citizenship in a democratic society. It shows how a community of enquiry can be created in any classroom, enriching learning across the whole curriculum. Teaching Thinking is a sourcebook of ideas to help teachers, students and others interested in education to understand and engage in philosophical enquiry with children
Notes Bibliography: p265-268. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 265-268) and index
Subject Critical thinking in children.
Discussion -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Philosophy -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Philosophy -- Study and teaching.
Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching.
LC no. 98230640
ISBN 0304700657
0304700665 (paperback)
Other Titles philosophical enquiry in the classroom