Engaging Philosophy in the Quest for K-12 Deeper Learning

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Publication Title Policy Update: Engaging Philosophy in the Quest for K-12 Deeper Learning
Description Students gravitate toward philosophy. As a 10th grade philosophy teacher, I once had a student ask for detention so we could continue a discussion about Plato and Aristotle without tarnishing his reputation as a respected gang member. That request revealed the paradox of teaching philosophy in K-12 classrooms: Many fi nd it an unsuitably diffi cult subject to teach to children, and yet children are drawn to its ability to help them make sense of a complex world.
Publication Year April 2018
Publication Author Gary Colletti
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher National Association of State Boards of Education
Major Funders
Publication Link http://www.nasbe.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Colletti_Final.pdf