Location

Room 1

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Community of inquiry, critical pedagogy, dialogic pedagogy, discussion, diversity, education, interactionism, philosophy for children

Start Date

5-6-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

5-6-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

Does diversity include children? The Philosophy for Children movement shows children are capable of rational argument, including philosophical debate. Yet children who argue skillfully with their peers and adult facilitators may return to parents and teachers who doubt their reasoning just because of their age. What standards of evidence and methods of persuasion could permit children and adults to participate as equals in reasoned discussions beyond the classroom?

Included in

Philosophy Commons

Share

COinS
 
Jun 5th, 2:00 PM Jun 5th, 3:00 PM

Evidence, Persuasion, Diversity – and Children

Room 1

Does diversity include children? The Philosophy for Children movement shows children are capable of rational argument, including philosophical debate. Yet children who argue skillfully with their peers and adult facilitators may return to parents and teachers who doubt their reasoning just because of their age. What standards of evidence and methods of persuasion could permit children and adults to participate as equals in reasoned discussions beyond the classroom?