Philosophy for children

Philosophy for children (or with children) is an educational approach aiming to stimulate children’s thinking, and to promote autonomy and creativity, which is exactly what Piaget’s educational views are about. Indeed, Piaget puts a strong emphasis on spontaneous discovery in learning, i.e., on the fact that children learn best through doing, actively exploring, interacting with peers, and thinking by themselves. Of course, in order to stimulate them, we must offer children stories that correspond to their own questioning, stories that make sense to them, and better yet, stories that put them on the path of discoveries that trigger cognitive progress. Continue reading

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