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Workshop of Philosphy for Children Aged 4 to 6


education
sat 16 march 2019 from h 11.00 to h 12.30
Fondazione Matera - Basilicata 2019
Via La Vista, 1 Matera (MT)
Free - while seats last

Suitable for families
Suitable for schools
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held by Emma Nanetti, Fondazione Collegio San Carlo di Modena

For further information please send an email to: scuole@matera-basilicata2019.

One of the main objectives of a philosophy workshop is to give everyone the opportunity to express their opinion. Some people are happy when they have a pizza, whilst others feel happy when they play with friends. Others enjoy drawing, dancing or listening to music. What is the colour of joy? Do we all see it in the same colour? Or may it depend on what makes us happy? Armed with coloured pencils, we’ll find that out during this workshop!Gilles Deleuze thought that philosophy is like a toolbox, which is mainly useful for building things. If this is true, philosophy should have a practical approach when dealing with children. Teaching philosophy to children, that is to say, working with them, does not mean adding one more subject to those already included in their school curriculum but it rather implies providing children with useful tools suited to their whole education and training pathway. Rather than learning about the philosophical thought of Plato, Descartes and Kant they should discover that some of the questions we ask ourselves are exactly the ones that great philosophers asked themselves in the past. Philosophy, then, is a method that must be developed in a social context, applied with a multidisciplinary approach and enriched with content and modalities of expression that vary according to the context. Hence, the workshop is the best way to deliver content that is intended to be understood rather than simply learnt by children, who will enrich it with their imagination and develop it by being engaged in dialogues. Only then can philosophy be defined as such and will the philosopher play his role conscientiously as a craftsman rather than as a teacher. He is able to share the tools of the trade and the secrets of his knowledge with younger apprentices in order to create a new, original and participatory work.


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