Raising A Philosophical Child

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:47 am by

Ellen Wilcox with San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices invites you to this event…

Dr. Jana Mohr Lone

Dr. Jana Mohr Lone

It is with great enthu­si­asm that I invite you all to a very spe­cial event on Tues­day Sep­tem­ber 27, to learn more about and cel­e­brate a pro­gram which has been imple­ment­ed in Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary school dur­ing the past year. The pro­gram is called “Rais­ing A Philo­soph­i­cal Child,” and embraces the con­cept of encour­ag­ing the inquis­i­tive child (in all of us) to ask ques­tions for which there is no “right” answer.

Chil­dren are nat­ur­al philoso­phers, and often ask ques­tions we don’t always have answers to. Dur­ing this spe­cial event, you will learn more about how to encour­age young chil­dren to ask and explore some of life’s more dif­fi­cult ques­tions, such as, What does it mean to be good? Why do peo­ple die? Are thoughts real? Who am I?

This inter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tion will delve into the impor­tance of philo­soph­i­cal think­ing and how we, as adults, can encour­age young peo­ple’s philo­soph­i­cal devel­op­ment. Draw­ing from a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent chil­dren’s books, the pre­sen­ta­tion will also explore ways that chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture can be the per­fect vehi­cle for stim­u­lat­ing dis­cus­sion and crit­i­cal think­ing about the philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions on young peo­ple’s minds.

The Event:
Intro­duc­tion by Diane Ball, Prin­ci­pal FHES
Pre­sen­ta­tion by Dr. Jana Mohr Lone, Direc­tor, UW Cen­ter for Phi­los­o­phy for Children
Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 27, 6 to 7 PM
Fri­day Har­bor High School Cafeteria

Curi­ous?
https://depts.washington.edu/nwcenter/
https://vimeo.com/136588083

With kind­est regards,
Ellen

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