Big ideas for little kids [electronic resource] : teaching philosophy through children's literature. / Wartenberg, Thomas E.
By: Wartenberg, Thomas E.
Contributor(s): Wartenberg, Thomas E [author].Material type: TextPublisher: [S.l.] : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014Edition: 2.Description: 192 p.ISBN: 9781475804447; 9781475804454.Subject(s): Philosophy | Children's literature | Interdisciplinary approach in educationDDC classification: E-Book372.8 Online resources: Click here to access online
Big ideas for little kids : teaching philosophy through children's literature -- Contents -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Preface to theFirst Edition -- Part I: Teaching Philosophy in Elementary Schools -- Chapter One: Natural-Born Philosophers -- Chapter Two: How I Became a Children's Philosophy Teacher -- Chapter Three: Learner-Centered Teaching -- Part II: Preparing to Teach -- Chapter Four: The 'Game' of Philosophy -- Chapter Five: The Elementary School Introduction to Philosophy Course -- Chapter Six: Preparing for a Philosophy Discussion: The Discussion Framework -- Chapter Seven: Facilitating a Philosophical Discussion -- Chapter Eight: Deepening and Extending the Discussion -- Part III: The Stories -- Chapter Nine: 'Dragons and Giants': Teaching Ethics -- Chapter Ten: Frederick: Teaching Social and Political Philosophy -- Chapter Eleven: The Important Book: Teaching Metaphysics -- Chapter Twelve: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Teaching the Philosophy of Mind -- Chapter Thirteen: The Giving Tree: Teaching Environmental Philosophy -- Chapter Fourteen: Morris the Moose: Teaching Logic -- Chapter Fifteen: Many Moons: Teaching Epistemology -- Chapter Sixteen: Knuffle Bunny: Teaching the Philosophy of Language -- Chapter Seventeen: Emily's Art: Teaching Aesthetics -- Part IV: Implications -- Chapter Eighteen: A Sample Discussion of The Giving Tree -- Chapter Nineteen: Conclusion -- Appendix: Suggestions for Further Investigation -- References
Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a "learner-centered" classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.