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The Philosopher-in-Residence Program at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

The PIR program responds meaningfully to the changing nature of the world we live in, constantly addressing new issues and topics for students to consider. … Students’ ideas, thoughts, and experiences will shape the future of our world. Helping them develop the tools needed to meaningfully explore developments whether they are sociopolitical or technological will ensure that the decisions we make as a society in the future will be well-founded and open to different perspectives and possibilities.

Building & Running a Philosopher-in-Residence Program

By Karen S. Emmerman, Philosopher-in-Residence at John Muir Elementary & PLATO Education Director How a Philosopher-in-Residence Program Works Yesterday, as I walked down the halls of John Muir Elementary school in the middle of year eleven as their Philosopher-in-Residence (PIR), I passed by students who greeted me with an enthusiastic “Dr. Karen! Are you coming Building & Running a Philosopher-in-Residence Program

Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

By Laurie Grady (HS English & Philosophy Teacher, Haverford Senior High School, PA) The concept of failure is so vast, so diverse, and so widespread, that it is impossible to examine comprehensively. Even within a limited scope, the abstruse and often formidable subject is one that most folks would like to avoid talking about–let alone Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

Moral Reasons and Time Constraints: Reflections on Ethics Education in Summer Camp Settings

By Brianna Larson, Philosophy PhD Student at University of Cincinnati The Cincinnati Ethics Center, established in January of 2022, recently concluded its 2nd year of ethics programming at the Youth Cadet program. Youth Cadet is run by the Cincinnati Police Department and aims to educate 16-19-year-olds about policies and procedures in policing. Over seven Wednesdays Moral Reasons and Time Constraints: Reflections on Ethics Education in Summer Camp Settings

Teaching Philosophy as Virtuous Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between K-12 and Higher Education

By Cassie Finley (University of Iowa) Traditionally, philosophy has had different pedagogies between the K-12 and higher education levels. Insofar as there is a “typical” approach to teaching undergraduate philosophy classes, the aims and methods generally revolve around lectures (with some discussion) and ensuring students gain philosophical content-knowledge as a means for fostering critical thinking Teaching Philosophy as Virtuous Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between K-12 and Higher Education