Digest of terms
philosophy for children (P4C)
this curriculum approach is particularly associated with the names of Matthew Lipman in the USA, Karin Murris in S Africa and Joanna Haynes in the UK. It is centred round the belief that even in elementary school years, children are capable of reasoned argument and critical evaluation. One of its most popular forms is the gathering in a group to engage with a specific issue raised on a story, photo, or episode from the day's news, which they then explore widely and deeply (see Circle Time). Its potential importance for Moral Education is clear.