Volume 2 (2011). Issue 1

Children Philosophize: the Revival of an Ancient Greek Ideal

Mateusz Bonecki, Eva Marsal, Ewa Nowak, Barbara Weber

Promoting philosophical and ethical education in schools requires academic education of teacher candidates who are able to apply professional methods. In schools, information pills in contrast to the academy, advice philosophy and ethics need to be taught in a practical and interactive way. ?Learning-by-doing?, more about as distinguished from philosophy according to the ?scholastic concept?. Philosophy according to the ?universal concept? deals with questions generally asked not only by philosophers, but by all thinking people. more »

Philosophy for Children: Some Assumptions and Implications

Matthew Lipman (New Jersey)

Here we present one of the last papers authored by Matthew Lipman (?2010). Editors

It is a pleasure to be able to thank the editors of Ethik und Sozialwissenschaften for inviting me to write this paper about the Philosophy for Children program, buy more about with which I have been associated since it began at the end of the 1960?s. more »

The Relevance of the Idea of “Community of Inquiry” to Contemporary Ethics. In memory of Matthew Lipman (†2010)

Roberto Franzini Tibaldeo (Pisa)

Matthew Lipman and the Community of philosophical Inquiry

Problematic and complex aspects of democratic life ? such as the teaching of the concept of civil liberties, more about the spreading of responsible participation and pluralistic dialogue, the mutual understanding of different cultures and individuals, and the fulfilment of a common civil life based upon shared rules, procedures, and reasonable dialogue ? are not yet solved and certainly need to be frequently revisited and reviewed. more »

The Concepts of Japanese and German Primary School Children Relating to the Topic of Death in the Context of Values Education and the Ethics of Care – A German-Japanese Comparison with Gender Analysis

Eva Marsal (Karlsruhe), Takara Dobashi (Hiroshima)

Our contribute compares the concepts of Japanese and German primary school children relating to the topic of death, healing in the context of values education and the ethics of care. This is a project of the German-Japanese Research Initiative on Philosophizing with Children (DJFPK), cialis 40mg which aims to facilitate individual autonomy by enhancing philosophical-ethical judgment. It encourages the application and appropriate transfer of values based on philosophical-ethical knowledge and acquired through independent reflection to the situations of daily life. more »

„All New Beginnings are Difficult?”—On Childhood, Politics and Philosophy

Barbara Weber (Regensburg)

?Philosophizing with children? is not an entirely new concept: for example Plato already initiates his philosophical dialogues with young people. And even Kant in his essay What is Orientation in Thinking? (Kant 1991) calls for the early encouragement of reason. more »

Sollte man die Angst abschaffen? Warum? Warum nicht? Planung für ein philosophisches Gespräch in einer 5. Klasse

Eva Zoller Morf, Beat Baumann (Kreuzlingen, Switzterland)

An der Pädagogischen Hochschule Thurgau PHTG in Kreuzlingen, approved Schweiz, gibt es das Fach ?Mit Kindern philosophieren? für alle Studierenden der Vor- und der Primarschule schon seit deren Eröffnung im 2003. Zuvor hatte ich als Dozentin die Kinderphilosophie bereits 10 Jahre lang an der Vorläufer-Institution ?Kindergartenseminar Amriswil? unterrichtet, damals gekoppelt mit den Fächern Kinderliteratur und Religion. more »

Bonus for Polish-Speaking Reader

Dzieci są filozofami, filozofowie są dziećmi

Ekkehard Martens (Hamburg)

Na przykładzie ?okrętu Tezeusza? (Zons, viagra dosage 1989, cheapest s. 88 i n.) możemy się przekonać, information pills że dzieci rzeczywiście mogą filozofować i wcale nie muszą być ?gorszymi? filozofami niż dorośli czy też zawodowi filozofowie. Razem ze swoim nauczycielem dały wyraz przemyśleniom, które w dodatku sprawdziły, wypróbowały i rozwinęły w zgodzie z trzema kryteriami, jakie spełniać powinny filozoficzne nastawienie, metoda i sposób zapytywania, znane nam choćby z dialogów Sokratejskich. more »

Fantazja, emocje, refleksja. Bajki w warsztacie nauczyciela etyki

Joanna Danszczyk, Magdalena Fołda, Magdalena Gilicka, Joanna Gościniak, Daniel Jakubowski, Justyna Klak, Ewa Nowak, Bogumił Rudawski, Aneta Tomczak (Poznań)

Opowieści w konwencji bajki z przesłaniem filozoficznym, ailment mogą znacząco wzbogacić warsztat nauczyciela etyki, który przymierza się do pracy z dziećmi w wieku wczesnoszkolnym. Starannie dobrana bajka, zaprezentowana przez nauczyciela (lub uczniów) w sposób sceniczny, może wzbudzić nie tylko zainteresowanie (i kluczowe w filozofii) zdziwienie (Martens, 2003), ale także tzw. dysonans poznawczy w zetknięciu z kontrowersją, dylematem lub konfliktem racji czy dóbr. more »

Reviews

Philosophieren mit Kindern

Barbara Brüning

Eva Zoller Morf: Selber denken macht schlau. Philosophieren mit Kindern und Jugendlichen. Oberhofen: Zytglogge 2010. more »

News & Reports

Report on the international symposium „Moral Competence and the Brain”, Konstanz 21.-22. July 2011

Boris Zizek (Mainz)

The focus of this year`s Konstanz-Moral-Symposium was a merging of the approaches of developmental psychology and neurosciences regarding moral behaviour and development. more »

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