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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2109: Philosophy with Children

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

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Gregory, M, Haynes, J and Murris, K (2016) (eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children London: Routledge


Hand, M. (2015). What Do Kids Know? A Response to Karin Murris. Studies In Philosophy & Education, 34(3), 327-330. doi:10.1007/s11217-015-9464-5


Lipman, M. (2003). Thinking in Education. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Lipman, M. (1998) Philosophy Goes To School. Philadelphia: Temple


Lipman, M., Sharp, A., Oscanyan, F. (1980). Philosophy in the Classroom. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


Millett and Tapper Benefits of Collaborative Philosophical Inquiry in Schools Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5) doi: 10.1111/j.469-5812.2010.00727.x


Murris, K. (2016b). The Philosophy for Children Curriculum: Resisting 'Teacher Proof' Texts and the Formation of the Ideal Philosopher Child. Studies In Philosophy & Education, 35(1), 63-78. doi:10.1007/s11217-015-9466-3


Murris, K (2015) Posthumanism, Philosophy for Children and Anthony Browne’s “Little Beauty” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature 53 (2) 59-65 DOI: 10.1353/bkb.2015.0030


Välitalo, R., Juuso, H., & Sutinen, A. (2016). Philosophy for Children as an Educational Practice. Studies In Philosophy & Education, 35(1), 79-92. doi:10.1007/s11217-015-9471-6


Vansieleghem, N. and Kennedy, D. (2012). Philosophy for Children in Transition: Problems and Prospects. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.


White, J. (2012). Philosophy in Primary Schools?. Journal Of Philosophy Of Education, 46(3), 449-460. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9752.2012.00860.x