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

Text:
Increase font size
Decrease font size

Instructor: Steven Swartzer. This course meets TR 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in CW 103.

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 students at a local elementary or middle 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 previous PHIL courses