Child Philosophy (P4C)

P4C The Education Model - M. Lipman (Philosophy for Children)

Objective of the Lesson

Children do not learn the thoughts of philosophers from the history of philosophy. Children gather around a stimulus (story, photograph, thought experiment, video, object, etc.) that triggers a philosophical problem. Students are encouraged to search for answers, investigate, think and philosophize around the questions raised by the community.

Why Philosophy with Children?

Science, limited by the books taught in schools, is frozen and prescriptive. For this reason, students develop the power to recognize and evaluate the existing situation at the social level, and to express problems and solutions for the present and future within the framework of rational norms. Implementing P4C Pedagogy is a very important achievement in terms of realizing the importance of comprehending humanity holistically on a vital level.

In a study conducted by Durham University, it was observed that children’s patience, self-esteem and confidence improved in classrooms that consistently practiced P4C.
Our aim is to ensure that students reach philosophical competence by saying no to a memorized study environment with the history of philosophy.