Saturday, September 24, 2005

Philosophy for Children in New Zealand

Schools in New Zealand are now beginning to include philosophy in their educational programs.

"Philosophy for Children is often described as a thinking skills programme or a course in critical and creative thinking.

The subject matter of Philosophy for Children is those common, central and contestable concepts that underpin both our experience of human life and all academic disciplines. Examples of such concepts are:

Truth, reality, knowledge, evidence, freedom, justice, goodness, rights, mind, identity, love, friendship, rules, responsibility, action, logic, language, fairness, reason, existence, possibility, beauty, meaning, self, time, God, infinity, human nature, thought."

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