Josey De Rossi

Children are natural philosophers

Children are natural philosophers from the time they start demandingly asking ‘Why?’ So perhaps it’s helpful to ask who are philosophers. The source of online wisdom, Wikipedia, informs us that the term “philosopher” comes from the Ancient Greek, φιλόσοφος (philosophos), meaning “lover of wisdom”. … In a modern sense, a philosopher is an intellectual who has contributed …

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Fun Activities for Philosophy for Children

The EducationHQ News Team presents an interesting article on classroom teacher Benjamin Kilby who is researching the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method. Mr Kilby is most interested in enabling gender-equitable dialogue. As the treasurer of the Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools, he is also at the forefront of the advocacy group that beings the methodology …

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Kids and Parents Reading together

There’s good research showing the benefits of kids and parents reading together. Scholastic’s seventh edition of Kids And Family Reading Report builds on the theme for kids and parents reading together beyond the early years. Alarmingly, the research shows a rapid decline after a child turns 9. The infographic, contained within Scholastic’s 2017 report, shows …

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