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Philosophy for Children is an educational and philosophical movement that has had significant influence in schools and educational communities worldwide since the 1960s. It focuses on encouraging critical thinking, creative thinking, and caring thinking in philosophical communities of inquiry. These communities are based on democratic action that provides a broad expanse for children’s original thinking, contrary to the teaching of philosophy as an academic discipline. The Philosophy for Children movement has made a significant contribution to the emergence of the field of the philosophy of childhood.

Philosophy for Children, as a way of life and as an educational method, differentiates itself from teaching philosophy in schools and academic philosophy studies. While teaching philosophy in schools, particularly high schools, focuses primarily on the history of philosophy and ...

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