PHIL 292.001 – Introducing and Integrating Philosophy into Primary and Secondary Schools

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Instructor: Steven Swartzer. This course meets MW 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. in PE 216.

This is an experiential learning course designed for intermediate and advanced students with an interest in philosophy and/or education.  In this class we will learn how (and why) to engage with young people about philosophical questions.  As part of this course, we will be working with K-5 students at a local elementary school.  Phil 292 students will lead philosophy discussions at these schools, and will develop their own lesson plans that help young people engage in their own philosophical explorations.  Along the way, we will explore important philosophical questions related to children and childhood.

Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: 2 prior PHIL courses.

Check out this article about the class, published in the Carolina Arts and Sciences magazine.