The following videos demonstrate and describe the practice of Philosophy with children. Please click on the title links to view the videos where they are hosted online. Those videos which were able to be embedded on this page may be viewed by scrolling down.
Dr Sara Goering: Philosophy for Kids – Sparking a Love of Learning An outstanding introduction to Philosophy for Children, presented as a lively talk on TEDx. Dr. Sara Goering is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Member of the Program on Values in Society, and Program Director for the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA). She develops programs to bring philosophy to K-12 students.
A 15-minute video ‘Picture Book Philosophy’ featuring Professor Tom Wartenberg: Tom Wartenberg is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt Holyoke College (USA) and a leading exponent of Philosophy for Children in disadvantaged school communities. Along with maintaining popular website for teaching children philosophy, he teaches an innovative course in which his students teach philosophy to elementary school children. This video provides a fascinating insight into what goes on in a classroom of seven-year-olds doing Philosophy with university mentors.
A 4-minute video ‘Philosophy for Children’ featuring Associate Professor Philip Cam: Phil Cam (University of NSW) is an international leader in Philosophy for Children who wrote the acclaimed curriculum for teaching Ethics in public schools across NSW. This video describes the practice of Philosophy in a school classroom in NSW and includes snippets of classroom dialogue.
A 3-minute video ‘Classrooms in Action’ demonstrating philosophical inquiry in the classroom: This free-to-view short video is part of a 2-hour video available for purchase from the Queensland University of Technology. The QUT course in facilitating philosophical inquiry is overseen by Professor Lynne Hinton, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education and former Principal of Buranda State School in Brisbane where she worked for over 15 years implementing Philosophy for Children.
Peter Worley: The If Machine – This revealing and thought-provoking interactive talk about the nature of Philosophy for Children was presented by Peter Worley at the Institute of Art and Ideas HowTheLightGetsIn philosophy festival in the UK. It includes audience participation in a series of thought experiments and useful strategies for facilitating philosophical inquiry in the classroom.
Dr Sara Goering: Philosophy for Kids – Sparking a Love of Learning
Professor Tom Wartenberg: Picture Book Philosophy
Professor Phil Cam: Philosophy for Children
Peter Worley: The If Machine