"Thinking Challenges" is the sixth book in the Guided Socratic Discussion series of Philosophy for Children books. "Thinking Challenges" follows "Thinking Changes" and t teenagers step by step through Philosophical exercises and activities so that by the final lesson the whole class has developed into a philosophical community. Through the Guided Socratic Discussion courses teenagers develop: · Improved self-image · Enlarged horizons · Increased self-esteem · Increased emotional intelligence · Increased IQ scores. As the course progresses teenagers: · Learn to welcome different points of view · Learn to understand others · Develop social-intellectual relationships with the community · Learn to share dialogue · Learn share ideas · Learn to collaborate with others · Learn to value the opinions of others Teenagers develop specific skills: · Critical thinking skills · Creative reasoning skills · Moral reasoning skills · Listening skills · Talking skills · Communications skills · Comprehension skills · Concept forming skills · Meta-cognitive skills Cover illustration by Allen Farrington
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Catherine C. McCall BA (Hons) MA TEFL MSc PhD FRSA . President of Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for Doing Philosophy with Children, Dr. McCall trained as a Philosopher at Trinity College and Manchester University and as a Psychologist at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology . In 1984 she pioneered the practise of philosophising with young children in the USA, and from 1985- 86 whilst a Professor in Montclair USA, she introduced Philosophy for Children to the UK, Eire, France, and Spain through a series of International Training Workshops. She was appointed as the External Expert to the Government in Values and Character Education for the Sate of New Jersey, USA 1985-86. The 1990 BBC documentary "Socrates for Six year olds" featured Dr. McCall's Community of Philosophical Inquiry [CoPI] work with young children in the USA. In 1990 Dr. McCall created M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophical Inquiry at Glasgow University. In 2005 Dr. McCall presented the CoPI method to the Scottish Parliament. She has been a Visiting Professor at: The Sorbonne; The Technical University of Barcelona; The University of South Carolina, USA; The Polish Academy of Sciences; Malta University; The Continuing Education University of Iceland; The University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Through EPIC, Dr. McCall has been a Philosophy Consultant for: IBM; Scottish Business in the Community; The Transmissions Gallery; Corton Vale Prison; Grampian Health Care Trust; Scottish Enterprise; The Lighthouse; VEFO (Belgium), The Glasgow Academy, East Renfrewshire Council. Dr. McCall is currently working internationally with EPIC International Consultants.
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Descripción CreateSpace, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 122 pages. 11.00x0.29x8.50 inches. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1475051816