Philosophy in schools: promoting critical, creative and caring thinking

It has been a good week for philosophy. The results of a year long study on the benefits of teaching philosophy to primary school aged children has just been published in the UK and the reports are positive…

Sourced through Scoop.it from: theconversation.com

Every instructor understands the importance of teaching “critical thinking” skills to his/her students, but unfortunately the term has been relegated to the status of platitude, ensuring the educational status quo of students merely memorizing facts solely for the purpose of achieving high marks. Hopefully programs like the one discussed in the article will reverse this disturbing trend.

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