The Center for Philosophy for Children will be holding a two-day workshop on philosophical inquiry in classrooms on Wednesday June 29 and Thursday June 30, at the University of Washington, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm both days. The workshop is open to teachers and others interested in exploring how introducing philosophy in their classrooms can enrich student learning. Participants will learn about the history and methods of pre-college philosophy, and will engage in philosophical discussions on topics such as: “What can we know? What makes something right or wrong? Are we free? What is a mind? How do we define happiness?” We will have sessions specifically for elementary school teachers and for middle/high school teachers, as well as sessions for the entire group. The sessions for middle and high school teachers will include at least one session on the High School Ethics Bowl.
Sponsored by the UW Center for Philosophy for Children and the Department of Philosophy, the workshop is free, including clock hours, materials, refreshments and lunches, and parking.
Space is limited. To register, please send a brief statement of interest, including school and grades taught if you are a teacher, and contact information (phone/email) to Jana Mohr Lone at firstname.lastname@example.org