Philosophy in the Classroom: Improving your Pupils' Thinking Skills and Motivating Them to Learn, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Philosophy in the Classroom

Improving your Pupils' Thinking Skills and Motivating Them to Learn, 1st Edition

By Ron Shaw

Routledge

72 pages

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Ever had difficulty inspiring your children to consider and discuss philosophical concepts?

Philosophy in the Classroom helps teachers tap in to children’s natural wonder and curiosity. The practical lesson plans, built around Aesop’s fables, encourage children to formulate and express their own points of view, enabling you to lead rich and rewarding philosophical discussions in the primary classroom.

This highly practical and engaging classroom companion:

  • prompts students to consider serious moral issues in an imaginative and stimulating way
  • uses Aesop's fables as a springboard to pose challenging questions about the issues raised
  • provides fifteen key themes including happiness, wisdom, self-reliance and judging others as the basis for classroom discussion.
  • uses powerful and creative drawings to illustrate activities and photocopiable resources.

Philosophy in the Classroom is an invaluable resource for any primary school teacher wanting to engage their students in meaningful philosophical reflection and discussion.

Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than forty books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.

Table of Contents

The Father and his two Daughters: Exploring Happiness. The Hares and the Frogs: Exploring Kindness. The Ant and the Chrysalis: Exploring Judgement. The North Wind and the Sun: Exploring Power. The Bundle of Sticks: Exploring Co-operation. The Fir Tree and the Bramble: Exploring Vanity. The Boys and the Frogs: Exploring Pleasure and Pain. The Ant and the Grasshopper: Exploring Wisdom. The Hare with Many Friends: Exploring Friendship. The Lion and the Mouse: Exploring Favours. The Miser and His Gold: Exploring Wealth. The Monkey and the Camel: Exploring Self-Acceptance. The Milk-woman and Her Pail: Exploring the Pursuit of Dreams/Goals. The Lark and her Young Ones: Exploring Effort and Self-resiliance. The Peacock and Juno: Exploring Beauty

About the Author

Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than 40 books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDU044000
EDUCATION / Classroom Management