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Teaching thinking : philosophical enquiry in the classroom

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fisher
ISBN: 9781780936796 1780936796
OCLC Number: 843454630
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking about thinking --
Philosophy for Children --
Community of enquiry --
Stories for thinking --
Dialogic teaching and learning --
Philosophy in schools --
Thinking for life --
Appendix 1: Questions and topics for thinking with children --
Appendix 2: Thinking words: A curriculum of concepts --
Appendix 3: A checklist of dialogic skills --
Appendix 4: How do we assess progress in dialogue? --
Appendix 5: Evaluating a discussion: Some questions for students --
Figures --
2.1 Concept map: Real and not real --
3.1 Moral education: Extending the range of moral concern --
4.1 The Question Quadrant --
6.1 Socratic setting for discussion --
7.1 Philosophy across the curriculum --
Tables --
2.1 The main elements of the Philosophy for Children programme --
2.2 Divisions of philosophical enquiry --
2.3 Elements of everyday and critical thinking --
2.4 Questions to prompt critical thinking --
2.5 Questions to prompt creative thinking --
3.1 Skills of moral reasoning to help to develop a moral point of view --
3.2 Elements of moral education linked to key moral questions --
3.3 Features of the growth in a classroom community --
4.1 Questions to stimulate philosophical discussion of stories --
5.1 Traditional versus dialogic teaching --
5.2 Socratic method and academic traditions in education --
5.3 Philosophy for Children and Socratic dialogue --
7.1 Platonic and constructivist approaches to maths --
7.2 Reflective and active aspects of design and technology --
7.3 Examples of news stories for discussion.
Responsibility: Robert Fisher.

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Robert Fisher is widely known for his well-established work on teaching thinking. His accessible writing, tried and tested classroom activities and practical advice have made him very popular with Read more...

 
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