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Publisher: ACER Press
Partridge, Francesca, Dubuc, Franck
These thought-provoking books offer an innovative program for introducing philosophical thinking, dialogue & activities to children in the first four years of school. Included in this set are four beautifully illustrated stimulus books that can be used either separately by parents or by teachers in conjunction with the teacher's manual. The books - On a Plain, In a Field, In a Tree, & On a Path - combine unique, high-quality children's literature with resources for stimulating inquiry. The teacher's manual examines a range of teaching methods & strategies, including: - Rationales for introducing children to philosophy - The importance of specific strategies such as questioning, giving & requesting reasons, & seeing things from a different point of view - An introduction to the concept of a "community of inquiry" & the role of the teacher within it - Using this manual to plan & conduct philosophical lessons with children - Assessing the work of students and the community of inquiry.Partridge, Francesca is the author of 'In a Tree' with ISBN 9780864312853 and ISBN 0864312857.