Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Culture, Society and Religion"
|Titel||Philosophy for children|
|Tijdschrift||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisatie||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Onderwerp||Culture, Society and Religion|
|Trefwoorden||children, aid programmes, participation, evaluation|
|Regio's||Western Europe, North America|
|Landen||Iceland, United States|
|Samenvatting||Are young children really capable of making any kind of profound|
contribution to areas such as the conceptualisation and evaluation of early childhood development (ECD) programmes? Do they have the powers of
investigation, perception, reflection and analysis that seem necessary? Can their obvious creativity be employed usefully? Dr Matthew Lipman believes that the answer to questions like these is ‘Yes!’ and, for the last 25 years, he has been showing how these capacities and powers can be developed. Lipman therefore produced the ‘Philosophy for Children’ programme, designed to help children from preschool age upwards to engage in critical enquiry, and creative and caring thinking. The
programme emphasises the excitement of discovery, reflection and analysis through helping the children to create what he calls ‘a community of enquiry’ that allows children to explore and better understand their world, other people, and themselves. The examples that follow show how it has been implemented, and with what results,
with three to six year olds in Iceland and among six year olds in the USA.
|Rechten||© 2000 Bernard van Leer Foundation|