January 14, 2009

Some directions for the final project

I have prepared a handout summarizing ideas in the class so far and suggesting some books for the final project. It is available here: Download file

January 6, 2009

About the Teacher

Here is a short piece I did for a foreign journal about my history with philosophy for children: Download file

Here's a longer piece that relates my work with philosophy for children to some other interests:
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This paper was given at the North American Association for the Community of Inquiry conference in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, June 2008. It explores connections between philosophy for children and residential education: Download file

The residential education part of my teaching is pretty well documented at this address http://www.philosophycamp.org

I have a couple of active blogs, Philosophy and Philosophy in Movies and Television

Samples of my recent work in video production can be found here http://www.ias.umn.edu/media/BatofMinerva.php

The website for my current show on regional channel 6 in the Twin Cities is at this address http://www.batofminerva.org/

January 5, 2009

Beginning to think about children thinking -- and about including more people in important discussions

This is the information site for a short course in philosophy for children and kindred strategies in democratic education. The syllabus is here: Download file This syllabus also includes the first assignment.