Philosophy for Children Hawai‘i (p4cHI) is a culturally responsive offshoot of Lipman and Sharp’s P4C programme. It evolved in response to the tensions that arose while doing P4C in a multicultural community context, and from the way in which the Hawaiian concept of aloha is used to mediate these tensions and build community between diverse groups of people in the islands. Directly in line with the culturally responsive teaching movement (Gay 2000), p4cHI practitioners emphasize the creation of ‘intellectually safe’ (Jackson 2001: 460) communities of inquiry in which participants’ cultures, languages, histories, socio-economic backgrounds, and other aspects of their identities are included and validated during the building of relationships and the co-construction of knowledge (Castagno & Brayboy 2008).
This symposium is designed for novice and experienced graduate students, teachers, professors and others from around the world who have interest or experience in using the Philosophy for Children curriculum and methodology.
The p4c Hawaii Summer Symposium offers participants an immersive introduction to the theory and practice of p4c Hawaii. Participants will gain a better understanding of the Four Pillars of p4c Hawaii (Community, Inquiry, Philosophy, and Reflection) and the p4c Hawaii Philosophers’ Pedagogy. The multiday online educative experience will help participants apply the p4c Hawaii approach to teaching and learning to their own contexts and goals.
In summary, participants will:
- Build a professional community of inquiry.
- Describe the key theories, concepts, practices, and outcomes of philosophy for children Hawai‘i (p4cHI).
- Identify and analyze the six commitments of the philosopher’s pedagogy.
- Explain and engage in the following p4cHI practices: Intellectual Safety, Community Ball, the Good Thinker’s Toolkit, and Plain Vanilla.
- Describe key reflection and assessment tools used by p4cHI practitioners.
- Observe and engage with educators and children practicing p4cHI.
- Meaningfully reflect on synchronous and asynchronous symposium experiences.
- Have the opportunity to build an ongoing relationship with Uehiro Academy model school p4cHI practitioners upon successful completion of the symposium program.
Our virtual symposium will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for 3 weeks in July 2021.
- Week 1: July 6th & 8th
- Week 2: July 13th & 15th
- Week 3: July 20th & 22nd
All sessions will meet online from 10am-12:30pm (HST). If you have registered below or signed up for our Symposium Mailing List you will be notified as more information becomes available.
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- July 06, 2021 at 10am – July 22, 2021
- $500 (Group rates available)