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1 Workshop 11: Philosophy and Sustainability CDEC is a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres Bringing global education into the classroom Presented on behalf of the GAs Education for Sustainable Development Special Interest group by Cumbria Development Education Centre and Hawkshead School

2 Philosophy for Children Putting enquiry at the heart of the educational process Development of life skills enabling contribution to a pluralistic society Making connections Respecting others ideas Empathising Listening Building on Concepts Teacher as the facilitator – Socratic questions Philosophy helps you listen, think and talk KS2 pupil at Newbridge House

3 What is a community of Philosophical Enquiry? 1. Community building activity

4 2. Stimulus

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6 Source: CDECs Exploring Values pack

7 What is a community of Philosophical Enquiry? 3. Thinking time and question generation

8 Should everyone have a say in what happens to the world? (Year 5) Should we go back to how it was in the olden days? (Year 5) Do we really need to lose our natural habitats and our history to make progress? Year 6 and adults

9 What is a community of Philosophical Enquiry? 4. Dialogue

10 What is a community of Philosophical Enquiry? 5. Debrief

11 1. Aesthetics Can rubbish be organised artistically to be beautiful? What is beauty? Can leaves be ugly?

12 2. Ethics Do we need to share? (Year 5) Should we pay for things that are essential?

13 4. Metaphysics Branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world - two key questions: what is there? and, what is it like? Why do people see places as special? Does having lots of food make you happy? Do we really see what is there? 3. Epistemology The branch of philosophy that studies knowledge – what distinguishes true (adequate) knowledge from false (inadequate) knowledge?knowledge Can we have litter in nature?

14 5. Logic Why do some places have to be rich and some poor? If you are scared of something does that mean you dont like it? Can you be working hard if you are doing something easy? Is it fair to do something unfair, for a reason? More typical you see logic in answering a question

15 Kant Who am I? What can I hope? What should I do? What can I know?

16 Forthcoming CPD Contact CDEC at: 20 th June, Global Teachers Award (full day) Low Wood Hotel(accredited by Liverpool Hope University) Philosophy for Children Level 1 course (validated by SAPERE) Dont forget CDEC also offer: Whole School training via insets A wide range of resources to loan and to buy Practical classroom/outdoor based sessions delivered by CDEC staff


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