UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Philosophy Seminars for Five Year Olds

Maxwell, N; (2014) Philosophy Seminars for Five Year Olds. Oxford Magazine , 352 pp. 5-8. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Maxwell_50 Philosophy Seminars for 5 Year Olds D.pdf

Download (115kB) | Preview

Abstract

Pupils, from five year olds onwards, ought to be encouraged, as a fundamental part of education, to engage in imaginative and critical discussion about how to go about solving problems – including problems of living. The role of the teacher would be, not to provide or assess solutions, but to encourage participatory rationality. The discussion seminars would not be group therapy, debate or indoctrination. They would influence, and be influenced by, the rest of the curriculum. The hope would be that pupils would learn how to realize what is of value in life by rational means. All this would require a revolution in education, from primary schools to university.

Type: Article
Title: Philosophy Seminars for Five Year Olds
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ox.ac.uk/staff/staff_communications/pub...
Language: English
Keywords: Education, Critical discussion, Problems of living, Philosophy, Problem-solving
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482243
Downloads since deposit
88Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item