2011 Public Issues Forum

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium presents:

Public Issues Forum:
Philosophy for Children

Saturday, October 29, 2011
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Cohen Hall 402
Philadelphia PA

Free and Open to the Public

Mitchell Green, University of Virginia - http://high-phi.org/
Thomas Jackson, University of Hawaii - http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/
Thomas Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College - http://www.p4chawaii.org/

Frank Hoffman, West Chester University, Chair, GPPC

Dominic Sisti, Penn Center for Bioethics
Igor Jasinski, The Pingry School

Steve Esser, GPPC Board of Governors

For more information, please contact Steve Esser, steve.esser@permitcap.com or 610.941.5030

Why philosophy for children?

Can philosophy get kids thinking critically about issues, practical or theoretical, which otherwise they might not have the opportunity to discuss in or outside of school? Which issues can be introduced, and how can teachers foster a discussion which will enrich and inspire students?

Our main speakers are philosophers who have committed their efforts to exploring how philosophical thinking and topics might be beneficial to pre-college kids: each is working with K-12 students and teachers on introducing children to topics and methods of philosophy in an age-appropriate way.

All are welcome: philosophers, educators, parents and friends. Please join us to hear about the “why?” as well as the “how?” of philosophy for children.

This event is sponsored by the board of governors of the GPPC, the Penn Center for Bioethics, and the Penn Department of Philosophy.

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