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June 8, 2014
The benefits teaching philosophical inquiry to kids.
Listen to An interview with Director Jana Mohr Lone on Philosophy Talk radio.
May 13, 2014
Innovators Among Us:
Preparing Students for Life after Graduation
Jana Mohr Lone and Sara Goering help UW students think deeply, from multiple
perspectives, and with an open-minded spirit of inquiry. In turn, their UW students
help K-12 children do the same.
See more at Provost Report: Leading Change in Public Higher Education
March 19, 2014
Ethics Takes Center Stage at Competition
Should college athletes be paid? To what extent should politicians sexual indiscretions be forgiven? Is it ethical to arm rebels in countries where we're not at war? These sorts of ethical questions have no easy answers, as high school students discovered at the first annual Washington State High School Ethics Bowl, held on the University of Washington campus in February.
See more at UW Perspectives
March 13, 2014
UW philosophers help small children ponder life's big questions
Most people think of philosophy as a subject for college, not kindergarten. But University of Washington philosopher Jana Mohr Lone believes young children benefit just as much from discussing big questions about life.
See more at Seattle Times
February 18, 2014
At Seattle Elementary, Philosopher Helps Kids Explore The 'Why' Questions
Students at Seattle's John Muir Elementary School are trying to answer life's big questions. Along with reading and math, the school's curriculum includes philosophy.
See more at NPR
February 1, 2014
High-School Ethics Bowl a First for Washington State
In the first Washington State High School Ethics Bowl, 100 students spent their Saturday discussing topics from the legalization of marijuana to forgiving political sex scandals to supporting research on genetically engineered meat.
See more at Seattle Times
November 24, 2013
Someone You Should Know: Jana Mohr Lone
Jana Mohr Lone doesn't have answers for kids, just many questions. As the founder and director of the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children, she is committed to bring philosophy into young people's lives.
See more at ParentMap
October 23, 2013
Experts: 'Selfie syndrome' not necessarily narcissistic
A lot of young people seem to be obsessed with taking pictures of themselves and posting it to Instagram and Facebook. But some experts say, it doesn't mean they're narcissistic or vain - in fact, it's perfectly normal.
See more at KOMO News
October 14, 2013
Philosopher in Residence Program Teaches Kids to Question
See more at Our Schools Coalition
July 14, 2013
Are the humanities really in decline?
The Heart of the Matter” attempts to further the conversation about the importance of humanities. The report “calls on parents, teachers, scholars, the media and the public at-large to join a cohesive and constructive national discussion of these issues.” We spoke with several academics in an attempt to do just that.
See more at Metro New York
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May 30, 2013
Encouraging critical thinking in K-12 schools
Are thoughts real? When professor Jana Mohr Lone's four-year-old son started asking such questions, it prompted her to consider how critical thinking and dialogical skills are taught to young children.
UW community newsletter, Front Porch: FULL STORY
Philosophy and Children: The Art of Questioning
Almost all very young children are alive with questions; they seem to naturally recognize that this is the way to investigate and understand the world.
At some point, however, most children absorb the message that questions are often not particularly welcome. They learn that having a question means that there is something they should have already grasped but have not.
ParentMap posts on doing philosophy with children - FULL STORY
November 20, 2011
Seattle Times NW Books: Parenting Advice on Philosophical Questions
UW 360 - November 2011: Philosophy for Children
Kiwi Magazine article "but why?" Raising kids that think
Tedx talk by Sara Goering (YouTube)
December 19, 2010
Philosophy Talk Radio Show on Philosophy for Children
Philosophy Talk - Philosophy for Children
November 20, 2010
Article in UW Perspectives
"Fourth Grade Philosophers Hit the Airwaves"
"Why Study Philosophy"
In special issue of Imagine Magazine (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth)
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