By Sam Cook and Kaleigh Bronson-Cook Growing up in rural southern Utah doesn’t exactly afford young adults robust opportunities to engage with philosophy before college, that was at least, until the Southern Utah University Philosophy Lyceum. This program had such a profound impact on us personally and so many other students in our area who … Reflections on the Southern Utah Lyceum
Guest Blog Post from Chaeyeon Lee (Philosophy Ph.D. Student, University of Iowa) It has already been a decade since Ewha Saturday Philosophy Class (ESPC), a Philosophy for Children (P4C) program in South Korea, started with only two classes and 32 students. In 2013, Dr. Ji-Aeh Lee, a professor of philosophy at Ewha Womans University, and … Challenges and Growth: The Improvement of Ewha Saturday Philosophy Class
My name is Cassie Finley and I’m excited to introduce myself as the new Communications Intern for PLATO. As part of my work with PLATO, I will be facilitating a new guest-blogger program with the blog Wondering Aloud. Wondering Aloud will now have 2-3 guest bloggers per month writing about their experiences with public philosophy … Introducing the PLATO Guest Blogger Series! ￼
This week was the first session of PLATO’s new ten-week online intensive course on “Philosophy in Schools.” I look back two years, to the early days of the pandemic, when we were just discovering that our work with educators might be able to happen online in ways we had never imagined. Now we don’t hesitate … Our First Online Course on Philosophy in Schools
The picture book They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel describes what an array of different creatures — a child, a snake, a mouse, a bee, etc. — observe when they see a cat. At the end of the book, we are asked to imagine what the cat sees when it looks into the … They All Saw A Cat
After 18 months, yesterday I returned to an elementary school to do philosophy with a class of 4th and 5th grade students. So wonderful to be in a physical classroom of children talking philosophy, masks and all, rather than through a screen! This was the first time philosophy had been introduced to this group of … Back in the Classroom, and What Makes Me, Me?