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Philosophy with Children and Teacher Education
Global Perspectives on Critical, Creative and Caring Thinking

Edited By

Arie Kizel

ISBN 9781032080574
Published November 16, 2022 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

This rich collection of essays offers a broad array of perspectives from prominent international ‘philosophy for/with children’ (P4wC) scholars and practitioners regarding the interface between P4wC and teacher education and training curricula.

The book considers the deep and varied points of contact that exist between the pedagogical and philosophical principles of the philosophical community of inquiry and teacher education and training programs. It is designed to help improve education systems worldwide as they seek to shift their attention towards the student, student inter-relations, and student-other relations and foster independent high-order, critical, creative, and caring thinking within democratic, pluralistic societies. It proposes an innovative, creative way of approaching teacher education and training—a central subject in today’s educational world.

Offering diverse perspectives on integrating progressive educational philosophy and contemporary pedagogy, Philosophy with Children and Teacher Education is a must-read for all those studying philosophy for/with children and researching in this area.

Table of Contents


About the editor

List of contributors

Editor introduction

Part 1: Transforming teacher education and teacher training with Philosophy for/with Children

  1. Teacher Education: Developments, characteristics, and challenges
  2. Ayelet Becher

  3. Philosophy for/with Children, Teacher Training, and value transmission: Contradictions, problems, and a solution
  4. Viktor Gardelli

  5. Using Philosophy for/with Children in initial Teacher Education as a pedagogical approach to challenge neoliberalism in education
  6. Rhiannon Love

  7. The teacher in a community of (philosophical) inquiry: "Sage on the side and guide on the stage"
  8. Laurance J. Splitter

  9. Philosophy for/with Children and teachers’ perspectives: the need to understand teachers’ beliefs and values
  10. Ben Kilby

  11. Transforming Teacher Education with Philosophy for Children
  12. Lizzy Lewis

  13. Philosophical teaching-and-learning: Professional development for every teacher
  14. Roger Sutcliffe

    Part 2: Between professional knowledge, assessment, and professional development

  15. Moving beyond official prescriptions towards a professional pedagogy of reasoning and dialogue in initial teacher education
  16. Roger Sutcliffe and Diane Swift

  17. Committing to concepts: making explicit the significance of philosophical dialogues in the professional formation of teachers
  18. Diane Swift

  19. Training Philosophy for Children Facilitators via technology and peer assessment
  20. Keith J. Topping

  21. Teacher interventions in the community of philosophical inquiry: Standards-referenced assessment tools
  22. Janette Poulton

    Part 3: Embedding Philosophy for/with Children to Teacher Education

  23. Embedding Philosophy for/with Children in initial Teacher Education: a stealth model
  24. Rhiannon Love and Emma Gogo

  25. Integrating Philosophy for/with Children within a final year teacher education curriculum in South Africa
  26. Lena Green and Janet Condy

  27. From philosophy in school to a philosophy school: philosophy workshops to revive the thirst for knowledge
  28. Edwige Chirouter

  29. Contagious commitment: what might a Philosophy for Children summer camp offer Teacher Education programs?
  30. Alex Newby, Daniel J. Anderson, Jason Chen, Arthur C. Wolf, and Susan T. Gardner


    Part 4

    Challenging the curriculum with philosophical topics

  31. Philosophy from the corners: Incorporating philosophical inquiry into a crowded curriculum
  32. Wendy C. Turgeon

  33. Education in the context of uncertainty
  34. Susan T. Gardner

  35. Philosophising with children: Uncertainty as a challenge for teachers and a learning opportunity in an age of risk
  36. Kerstin Michalik

  37. Philosophy for/with Children and learning for sustainability: Lessons for teachers
  38. Claire Cassidy

  39. Rethinking teacher preparation for teaching controversial topics in a community of inquiry
  40. Simone Thornton, Gilbert Burgh, Jennifer Bleazby and Mary Graham

    Part 5: Becoming a Philosophy for Children teacher: Challenges and opportunities

  41. Becoming a Philosophy for Children teacher through informal training: Challenges, opportunities and conducive conditions
  42. Kei Nishiyama, Taiji Ogawa, Tomoyuki Murase and Kohei Seki

  43. Becoming philosophical student teachers
  44. Jude Penny

  45. What conflicts do teachers face in the process of transforming their professional identities through Philosophy for Children in their first years of practice?

    Wakako Good and Eriko Yamabe

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Arie Kizel is Associate Professor at the Department of Learning and Instructional Sciences at the Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel. He is the Co-Founder and President of the Mediterranean Association for Philosophy with Children. During 2017-2022 he was the President of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC).