Wednesday, Oct. 24 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer, Department of Philosophy, will present her colloquium Why We Need to do Philosophy with Children at Minnesota State University Moorhead in MacLean Hall 167 on Wednesday, October 24, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Research on doing philosophy with children in elementary, middle, and secondary schools has shown that there are numerous academic, psychological, and social benefits for students who have weekly philosophy lessons. This is particularly true for students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. So why is Philosophy for Children not a part of the school curriculum in the United States? We’ll discuss what Philosophy for Children is, what advantages it gives students, and why it’s particularly important today. We’ll discuss some ways in which parents and caregivers are already starting to do Philosophy with Children and how we can deepen and extend that practice.

All are welcome!

Please contact Dr. Chang-Seong Hong at cshong@mnstate.edu for further information.

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