Updated: Jun 21, 2020
I thought I would write another short blog about the possibilities of Philosophy Teaching in KS2. I have blogged about the academic need and the ideological reasons but what about the practical ‘teachery’ reasons? In this blog post I have outlined a bit about the teaching of Philosophy but this is also informed by yet another reason why we should.
The teaching of Philosophy is about more than just Plato and Aristotle or St. Thomas Aquinas. These philosophers are intensely important, of course, and a look at them will inform children about the direction of western culture from its infancy but what about the actual, in class reasons to study Philosophy and what is it like?
Teaching from or observing others teach the https://www.philosophyinks2.co.uk/sample-plans plans in my own setting I have noticed some wonderful things. The children have to stop and really think. They have to talk to each other and attempt to express their understanding of things they may have never thought about before. Later in the year I still have children say things like ‘...from a utilitarian point of view..’ or ‘...that argument doesn’t follow because….’