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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2109: Philosophy with Children

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

This module has a significant practical component. Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will comprise the following elements:

Introduction to Philosophy with Children

Training session for Philosophize training resources

Deliver Philosophize sessions in schools

There will be 6 Philosophize practical sessions in schools. During the week of the school half-term holiday there will be no Philosophize session, instead there will be a seminar on the theory of Philosophy with Children

Philosophize Conference at the University – you will work with your children to deliver a 5 minute presentation

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity42 x 2 hour lectures/seminars with brief lecture introducing topic followed by seminar discussion
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2Training session for Philosophize teaching material
Placement10Delivering Philosophize sessions in schools
Placement6Philosophize Conference
Guided independent study48Researching and writing reflective essay
Guided independent study40Collaborating with partner to plan and prepare the Philosophize sessions and the Philosophize Conference
Guided independent study40Reading and watching videos of philosophy sessions to understand the theory and practice of Philosophy with Children

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment). (Granny and the Goldfish) (Sara Goering: Philosophy for Kids – Sparking a Love of Learning) (UNSWTV – Philosophy for children) (Sara Stanley Philosophy for Children session)