I'm helping to organize this GPPC forum on philosophy for children coming up on October 29. I've gotten interested in this topic over the last year, and have talked to a number of smart and passionate people who are working in this field. Please check out the preliminary information below and forward to anyone you know who might be interested. This event will be free and open to the public. For updates, check the GPPC website or contact me with any questions. Thanks, and I hope to see you there!
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GPPC Event - Saturday October 29, 2011
Public Issues Forum: Philosophy for Children
The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium presents an afternoon forum with lectures and discussion on the topic of philosophy for children. Can children benefit from exposure to philosophical thinking and topics before college? This event will feature philosophers who believe they can and who are working with K-12 students and their teachers toward this goal. We invite area philosophers, school teachers, and members of the public to hear about the “why?” and “how?” of philosophy for children.
Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Pennsylvania (room TBA), Philadelphia PA
Mitchell Green, University of Virginia
Thomas Jackson, University of Hawaii
Thomas Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College
Chair: Frank Hoffman, West Chester University, Chair, GPPC
Commentators: Dominic Sisti, Penn Center for Bioethics; Igor Jasinski, The Pingry School
Coordinator: Steve Esser, GPPC Board of Governors
Free and Open to the Public
This event is sponsored by the Board of Governors of the GPPC and the Penn Center for Bioethics