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3-week blocks: Philosophy for young people 11-14yrs

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3 weeks of group philosophy dialogues for 7 to 11 year-olds. Every Wednesday 4pm - 5pm UK time

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Allow your children to get together with children across the world to discuss philosophical questions with one of our expert facilitators.

“Philosophy is about challenging things that seem true but in fact may not be so.” Pupil, Year 5.

Today more than ever we need the understanding, critical thinking skills and perspective that philosophy brings. Reasoning skills developed through philosophical enquiry are an indispensable foundation of all aspects of learning; and philosophy, like maths, music or physical education is intrinsically worth doing and intrinsically engaging. Philosophy promotes and cultivates ‘thinking for oneself’. Our emphasis is on developing how children think, not what they think.

Philosophy is a way of thinking about certain subjects such as ethics, thought, existence, time, language, meaning and value. That 'way of thinking' involves 4Rs: responsiveness, reflection, reason and re-evaluation. The aim is to deepen understanding. The hope is that by doing philosophy we learn to think better, to act more wisely, and thereby help to improve the quality of all our lives.

“Philosophy is reflecting critically on the way things are. That includes reflecting critically on social and political and economic arrangements. It always intimates the possibility that things could be other than they are. And better…” – Michael Sandel

We will be meeting online every Thursday from 4pm - 5pm (BST) to run philosophy sessions for young people aged 7-11 to explore philosophical questions and questions that have meaning to the group.

Tickets will be available in 3 week blocks. You can book sessions up until the end of July

If you have any questions about this event please email emma@philosophy-foundation.org

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