Philosophy For Children

 

Philosophy For Children

Joining our Philosophy workshops will improve your child's self-esteem and empathy for others. Listening without judgement, thinking analytically and presenting their ideas confidently enables children to achieve more in every subject and sets them up for success in adult life.

A Holiday Workshop 

Price: £22 per child, per session. Groups are limited to 5 children to maximise individual involvement and attention.     

Children aged 10-12 years

2021 DATES: 

Prepare your child for life as poised, confident, critical thinkers

Philosophy helps to improve self-esteem and confidence.  Listening without judgement, thinking analytically and presenting their ideas confidently enables children to achieve more in every subject and sets them up for success in adult life.

These workshops give children a platform in which to study philosophy and present their thoughts confidently in a fun, supportive group.  

Philosophy is for all: those who love to talk will learn about listening with an open mind and a child who is shy will be nurtured to find their voice and express their opinion.

Taught by a qualified Primary School teacher and mentor, groups are limited to 5 children to maximise individual attention.

How your child will benefit and grow

  • Excellent experience for Exam and School Entrance interviews
  • Improved confidence, self-esteem and empathy
  • Development of critical, analytical thinking skills
  • Practise in collaborative mindset, crucial for group activities
  • Increased communication skills
  • Understanding of a wider range of general knowledge topics

Structure & Format

Structure

  • 10 mins: Welcome and a warm-up activity
  • 5 mins: Our big question is introduced. Children are encouraged to ask why and think outside the box. Everyone is encouraged to listen, as well as speak in a warm atmosphere
  • 30 mins: Children will enjoy pondering and exchanging questions with others
  • 5 mins: Games and a review of our upcoming question to allow children to prepare for our next session. Children are encouraged to put forward their own choice of question for discussion. 

Format

Sessions are held via Zoom.  Children will ponder age-appropriate topics such as:

  • What should humans care about the most?
  • Do humans have freewill ?
  • Are the best things free?
  • Are grown up that different to children?
  • Can computers think?
  • What is kindness?
  • Can I think myself happy?

Feedback: Feedback is provided for each child at the end of the workshop. 

How does Online Debating work?

Parents will be emailed a Zoom link which will enable you to access each session. Having a stable internet connection is vital, as well as enabling your device’s microphone and camera.

Microphones will remain on during debating sessions so children learn the value of listening and talking in a natural environment. Your child’s communication skills will be supported and nurtured whilst an ethos of listening with respect will be instilled in each group.

Your child may like to use revision cards as a helpful prompt when putting forward their argument. Alternatively, I will provide a PDF template that can be used as an additional prompt. 

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