€ 20.00 – € 45.00
The Thinking about Philosophical Issues series is all about developing your students’ skills with the process of thinking, with an emphasis on the contribution that thoughtful, disciplined discussion can make to all areas of students’ learning.
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A guide to thoughtful discussion
Although it’s easy to take thinking for granted, good thinking does not happen by chance – and superficial thinking can lead to really bad decisions. Good thinking is a disciplined, reflective process; it takes time and practice, but the results are worth it. The Thinking about Philosophical Issues series is all about developing your students’ skills with that process, with an emphasis on the contribution that thoughtful, disciplined discussion can make to all areas of students’ learning. The timeless, relevant and engaging discussion plans and activities centre on philosophical problems that are by their nature contestable. They are designed to stimulate discussion and help students to develop their skills of discrimination and reasoning. The focus is not on finding “an answer” as such but rather on the process you and your students go through to reach one (or more).
Like the discussions it inspires, this resource can be taken in many different directions. You can pick the questions that suit you and your class and, in turn, give students the opportunity to choose the ones they are most interested in. You might also present different sets of questions to small groups to discuss, before bringing everyone back together to share with the whole class; or give one question to each student to answer (with reasons!) and then ask the others in the group to comment on whether they agree or disagree. Whichever approach suits your class, you’ll be engaging your students in thinking deeply about concepts that are both common to all of us and central to our lives.
5-8 Years, 8-12 Years, 12-15 Years
2 x A4 Teacher Resource Books – 64 pages per book
Let’s Think! is series of three books that encourages children at all levels of the primary school to think of new ideas and ways of doing things, to think outside the box, to look at the world they live in through new eyes, and to ask Why? or Why Not?
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The discussion plans and activities in this 2-book Thinking about Picture Books series are designed to encourage students to consider philosophical concepts within certain well-known and well-loved picture books. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:
Written by highly experienced educators, Sally Sneddon and Anne Pettit, this book will assist educators, managers and coordinators in all kinds of education and care settings for young children to embed sustainability in everyday teaching.
STEM Detectives is a practical photographic resource to encourage and guide educators to identify the STEM happening in children’s play, as well as develop the skills and understanding to support and encourage a deeper level of exploration and discovery.
A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.
This teacher manual takes readers on a journey that will help them to gain a greater understanding of reflective practice and where it has come from, how it relates to their practice and how they can engage in reflection to build their own professional capability.
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