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Lipman, Matthew

Works: 224 works in 1,019 publications in 17 languages and 12,782 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Introductions  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator, Performer, Author of introduction
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Thinking in education by Matthew Lipman( )

79 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition makes a major contribution toward teaching for judgment skills, not just for knowledge. It provides methods for integrating emotive experience and thinking into a concerted approach to the improvement of reasoning and judgment. This second edition also shows how the community of inquiry can be utilized for the reduction of violence in the classroom and for the improvement of education of children at risk
Philosophy in the classroom by Matthew Lipman( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a textbook for teachers that demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be used in teaching children. It begins with the assumption that what is taught in schools is not (and should not be) subject matter but rather ways of thinking. The main point is that the classroom should be converted into a community of inquiry, and that one can begin doing that with children. Based on the curriculum that Matt Lipman has developed at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, which he heads, this book describes the curriculum and explains its use. The text is self-contained, however. This revision is thorough-going and incorporates new chapters, as well as new material in old chapters. Part One focuses on the need of educational change and the importance of philosophical inquiry in developing new approaches. Part Two discusses curriculum and teaching methodology, including teacher behavior conducive to helping children. Part Three deals with developing logic skills and moral judgment. It concludes with a chapter on the sorts of philosophical themes pertinent to ethical inquiry for children: the right and the fair, perfect and right, free will and determinism, change and growth, truth, caring, standards and rules, thinking and thinking for oneself. Education, in this sense, is not a matter of dispensing information; it is the process of assisting in the growth of the whole individual
Philosophy goes to school by Matthew Lipman( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to address the educational significance of philosophy as a subject in the k-12 curriculum, and includes a range of issues from the teaching of philosophy to the improvement of thinking, the nature of a community of inquiry, and the educational significance of grade school philosophy. The book is divided into 6 sections with 15 chapters. Part 1, "Introduction," contains the chapter "Remaking the Foundation." Part 2, "Philosophy in Education," includes the chapters: (1) "Philosophical Practice and Educational Reform"; (2) "The Role of Philosophy in Education for Thinking"; and (3) "Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and the Core of Common Culture." Part 3, "Ethical Inquiry in the Schools," lists "Education for Civic Values" and "Ethical Inquiry and the Craft of Moral Practice." Part 4, "The Impact on the Curriculum," includes: (1) "Philosophy and Science Education at the Elementary School Level"; (2) "Reasoning in Language at the Elementary School Level"; (3) "Social Inquiry at the Secondary School Level"; and (4) "Thinking and Writing at the Secondary School Level." Part 5, "Reflections on Practice: Implications for Educational Reform," contains: (1) "Constructing a Curriculum to Improve Thinking and Understanding"; (2) "Preparing Teachers to Teach for Thinking"; (3) "Twelve Sessions with Pixie in P.S. 87: a Classroom Log"; and (4) "Philosophy and Creativity." Part 6, "Epilogue," concludes with "The Philosophy of Childhood." (Eh)
Growing up with philosophy by Matthew Lipman( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for the growing field of philosophy and children, this sourcebook is concerned with motivating children to think in ways that will increase the meaningfulness of their lives and, as a consequence, help them see the importance of their own education. The approach entails a reappraisal of the entirety of philosophical literature in search of those parts most useful in teaching philosophical thinking to children, and it is recognized that there is a philosophy for children as well as by children. The thirty one essays are organized in topical sections and provide a foundation for building new learning experiences through philosophy. The first group is an historical selection of works by major philosophers. The relationship between developmental theories and philosophy for children is the theme of the next section, and it is followed by sections on children and moral philosophy, children and aesthetics, and children and ethics. A final section on the role of the teacher in the philosophical education of the child rounds out the anthology. Aspects of philosophical tradition, it is emphasized, must be processed so as to construct a sequential curriculum that would be the basis for exposing children to philosophy. The articles, together with the editor's introductions and the bibliography, attempt to define the state of this relatively new field as well as provide ideas for its advancement. (Ds)
Studies in philosophy for children : Harry Stottlemeier's discovery by Ann Margaret Sharp( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery, created by Matthew Lipman in 1969, is now a widely used tool for teaching philosophy to children. As the original novel of the Philosophy for Children program, its goal is to present major ideas in the history of philosophy, while nurturing children's ability to think for themselves. This collection of essays reflects upon the development, refinement, and maturation of Philosophy for Children and on its relationship to the tradition of philosophy itself. This book is an attempt to improve the practice of Philosophy for Children as it applies to the teaching of Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery to primary school students. This book involves an attempt to answer a question that arises when one tries to move from theory to practice: What must practitioners know in order to translate theoretical claims into action? In the following chapters that question is answered in a variety of ways by philosophers, educators, and practicing teachers. The answers they propose frequently shed as much light on the theory of Philosophy for Children as they do on the practice. Studies in Philosophy for Children is aimed at the teachers who have been trained in Philosophy for Children
Mark recherche sociale by Matthew Lipman( )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment faire comprendre la démocratie ? Comment apprécier l'idéal démocratique ? Comment former de jeunes citoyens ? Comment motiver les populations, les jeunes en particulier, à défendre les valeurs démocratiques ? Autant de questions cruciales parmi d'autres auxquelles Matthew Lipman offre les moyens de répondre, dans un esprit humaniste, grâce à une recherche pédagogique unique par sa profondeur et son ouverture, fruit d'une patiente expérimentation. Le récit, miroir réaliste des problèmes de vie, est le support d'un questionnement affiné destiné à développer une pensée critique et constructive par une communauté de recherche instaurant un dialogue véritable, permanent, avec soi-même comme avec les autres
Lisa : recherche éthique by Matthew Lipman( )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cultivons notre jardin! " écrivait Voltaire. Notre jardin éthique en particulier, car l'éthique s'invite au cœur de notre vie quotidienne comme dans les grands problèmes de l'Humanité, en tous temps, en tous lieux, en toutes circonstances. La méthode ici exposée cherche à donner des pistes d'interrogation et de travail sur la recherche éthique. Sous la forme d'un manuel, cet ouvrage donne les clés nécessaires pour appréhender toute problématique éducative, en famille comme à l'école, au travail comme dans les loisirs. On trouvera une illustration de la recherche éthique à travers le roman Lisa, édité en parallèle chez PIE Peter Lang, qui rend compte des aventures d'une jeune adolescente curieuse et volontaire
Discovering philosophy by Matthew Lipman( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Stottlemeier's discovery by Matthew Lipman( Book )

89 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School children explore ethics and principles of logical thinking
What happens in art by Matthew Lipman( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natasha : Vygotskian dialogues by Matthew Lipman( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This creative philosophical essay demonstrates Vygotsky's principles in the form of an extended fictional thought-experiment, in which the author is "interviewed" by a fictional Ukrainian reporter, Natasha. The introduction, "Squaring Russian Theory with American Practice," gives some background in Vygotsky's and Davydov's theories, including Vygotsky's research on the connection between teaching and mental development, along with some background on the Philosophy for Children curriculum. A "Chronology of Philosophy for Children" gives a timeline, ranging from 1969 to 1995, indicating dates of publication of components of the Philosophy for Children curriculum and other important dates. The remainder of the book is comprised of ten fictional "visits" between Natasha and the author, revealing Vygotskian constructivist teaching methods and broad themes of philosophy, learning theory, and psychology. An afterword, "a Comparison between the Philosophy for Children Approach and the Cultural-Historical and Activity Approaches: Psychological and Educational Foundations" (Arkady Margolis) is then presented. Contains 53 references. (Bgc)
Lisa by Matthew Lipman( Book )

69 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophy reader for seventh and eighth graders, "Lisa" presents a story about daily experiences of a group of schoolchildren. The story is a sequel to ed 103 298. "Lisa" focuses on ethical and social issues such as lying and truth-telling, fairness, naturalness, and what are rules and standards. Other issues such as job and sex discrimination, punishment, the nature of death, and the rights of children are also explored. Constructed as a series of dialogues between children, the story has a child-centered perspective which provides readers with a means for attending to their own thoughts and to ways that their thoughts can function in their lives. This is approached through a discovery of rule-governed thinking and by illustrations of a variety of non-formal types of thought. Search techniques are provided to allow readers to identify rules of their own. In the story and in the classroom, it is the children and the students who discover and test the structural rules of formal logic. "Lisa" is not only about reasoning and morality; it is also concerned with the interrelationship of logic and morality. For example, Lisa ponders inconsistencies in her own behavior of loving animals and yet liking to eat roast beef. The philosophy program helps students establish good reasons in justifying their beliefs and in justifying certain departures from normal patterns of conduct. (Author/AV)
Contemporary aesthetics by Matthew Lipman( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pixie by Matthew Lipman( Book )

62 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students in grades three and four are introduced to the concepts of abstract reasoning, ambiguity, and interpersonal relationships in this philosophic reader. The story involves mystery and myth and works with literary techniques of similie and metaphor. Pixie is introduced as a precocious character who is impatient with other people, a tease, and a mimic. While she lectures to other people she unknowingly makes blunders, yet she possesses a certain degree of self-knowledge and insight. Incidents in the story such as a breakfast-time quarrel focus on family relationships and the difference between right and wrong. The "Pixie" course deals with strengthening the awareness of relationships (logical, social, familial, aesthetic, causal, part-whole, mathematical, etc.) as well as the competence in dealing with such relationships. An attempt to dress in the dark illustrates how perplexing a person's experience can be and how distorted perceptions can become. In the final chapters, four people retell the story that Pixie has told them, introducing students to the difference between individuals who create stories and those who are story tellers. (Kc)
Kio & Gus by Matthew Lipman( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Kio and his whale friend, Gus and how they met and became friends
Suki by Matthew Lipman( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical inquiry : instructional manual to accompany Lisa by Matthew Lipman( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This instructional manual is designed to accompany "Lisa," a philosophy reader for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students (ED 137 215). The aim of the course is to encourage children to consider and reflect upon their moral values. Concerned with ethics, "Lisa" is an attempt to understand moral conduct. Emphasis is on having the students learn to think as clearly and logically as possible, show the relevance of such thinking to the problems that confront them, and think in ways which search out fresh alternatives and which open new options. Some of the major philosophical themes in the course include truth, fairness, consistency, free will, naturalness, change and growth, and standards and rules. The manual is divided into 15 chapters, each beginning with "Teaching Ideas." Each idea is then used as the basis for exercises, discussion plans, and activities. The manual includes an index which identifies discussion plans and activities on a given subject. A philosophical content chart is also included, which shows "Lisa" as a follow-up to a study of "Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery." (Author/SH)
Mark by Matthew Lipman( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark is the central character in this story designed to help adolescents formulate a philosophy of values. The story is well suited for use in high school social studies courses and/or in philosophy or guidance units. Mark's thoughts and actions are reported as he interacts with his family, friends, acquaintances, and individuals of authority within his school and community. The story line centers on Mark's experiences during high school. Because many of the experiences will be familiar to a wide audience of adolescents, it is hoped that they will be able to relate to them and draw meaningful value lessons from them. The story line centers on Mark's experiences trying to explain missing books to the school librarian, denying vandalism to the police, sharing hopes and problems with his peers, and contributing input to a family decision regarding a move to another city. Issues brought out in these and other adventures include rights of citizens in a democratic society; rights and responsibilities of an individual to family, school, and community; decision-making processes in personal and social contexts; inequality in society; conflicts between people in different strata of society; and gaps between youthful idealism and adult conservatism. (Db)
Philosophical inquiry : an instructional manual to accompany Harry Stottlemeier's discovery by Matthew Lipman( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elfie by Matthew Lipman( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thinking in education
Philosophy in the classroomPhilosophy goes to schoolStudies in philosophy for children : Harry Stottlemeier's discoveryHarry Stottlemeier's discoveryNatasha : Vygotskian dialoguesKio & GusMarkPhilosophical inquiry : an instructional manual to accompany Harry Stottlemeier's discovery
Alternative Names
Lipman, Matthew, 1923-

Lipman Matthew S.

Lipman, Mattiew

Lipman Mattiew 1923-....

Lipman, Mia 1922-2010

Lipmanas M.

Matthew Lipman Amerikaans filosoof (1922-2010)

Matthew Lipman Philosopher, writer

Matthew Lipman US-amerikanischer Hochschullehrer

ماثيو ليبمان

متیو لیپمن فیلسوف آمریکایی

리프만, 매튜 1923-2010

리프맨, 매튜 1923-2010

リップマン, マシュー