Course: Philosophy for Children 1: Introductory Course

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Course title Philosophy for Children 1: Introductory Course
Course code KPD/FIPR
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bauman Petr, PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
A 4-day intensive course, 35 hours of teaching in total, consisting of: - theoretical sessions (approx. 1/4), - skill-development sessions (approx. 1/2), - reflection sesstions: connecting theory with practice (approx. 1/4).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course aims at introducing the curriculum and methodology of Philosophy for Children (P4C) to students who attempt to work with children /young people in their future career. Both theoretical background and principles as well as practical aspects of the project are introduced. Students will be presented with demonstrations of P4C novels and mauals; also, they will take part in dialogues based upon Lipman´s novels in order to see and fully understand how P4C theory is put into practice.
Students will acquire: 1) philosophical (critical, creative, caring) thinking skills 2) fundamentals of facilitation skills necessary for facilitating a philosophical dialogue
Prerequisites
None.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Compulsory reading Active participation Co-facilitation of one session
Recommended literature
  • Lipman, M. - Sharp, A.M. Ethical Inquiry: Instructional Manual to Accompany Lisa. IAPC, 1995. ISBN 0-8191-4785-0.
  • Lipman, M. - Sharp, A.M. Looking for meaning: Instructional Manual to Accompany Pixie. IAPC, 1982. ISBN 0-8191-3829-0.
  • Lipman, M. - Sharp, A.M. Wondering At The World: Instructional Manual to Accompany Kio and Gus.. IAPC, 1986. ISBN 0-8191-5471-7.
  • Lipman, M. Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery. revised ed.. IAPC, 1982. ISBN 0-916834-00-X.
  • LIPMAN, M. Kio and Gus. IAPC, 1982. ISBN 0-916834-19-0.
  • Lipman, M. Lisa. 2nd ed.. IAPC, 1983. ISBN 0-916834-21-2.
  • LIPMAN, M. Pixie. IAPC, 1981. ISBN 0-916834-17-4.
  • LIPMAN, M. Thinking in Education. 2nd ed.. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-01225-2.
  • Sasseville, M. et al. La pratique de la philosophie avec les enfants. 2e éd. Québec: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2000. ISBN 2-7637-7782-1.
  • Sharp, A.M. Discovering Our Voice: Instructional Manual to Accompany Geraldo. ACER, 2000. ISBN 0-86431-320-9.
  • Sharp, A.M. Making Sense of My World: Instructional Manual to Accompany The Doll Hospital. ACER, 2000. ISBN 0-86431-321-7.
  • Sharp, A.M. The Doll Hospital. ACER, 2000. ISBN 0-86431-311-X.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in social sciences (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in social sciences (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in social sciences (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter