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Jana Mohr Lone
PHIL 495
Seattle Campus

Philosophy for Children Practicum

Explores methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students, focusing on ways to establish "communities of philosophical inquiry." Students learn how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students, and work in pairs with the instructor to lead philosophy sessions in the seminar and in local schools. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

Class description

This course is a practicum in doing philosophy with children and is a follow-up course to Philosophy 205. Students should have already taken 205 or have instructor permission to enroll in this class. Students enrolled in 495 must be advanced undergraduate philosophy students, and students enrolled in 595 must be graduate students in philosophy or education. Part of this course involves traveling in small groups on Friday mornings to a local elementary school, and graduate students in 595 will be responsible for mentoring less experienced undergraduate students. Undergraduate students will be required to work with the instructor in pairs to help lead seminar sessions, and graduate students will lead at least one seminar session on their own. TEXT: No Textbook Required

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 09/17/2013