Thinking Together

What

Building mutually supportive Communities of Inquiry to share, analyse and discuss ideas and the reasoning that supports them.

How

Working in pairs and small collaborative groups to build confidence. Testing ideas and hypotheses in this way, as a preparation for engaging in whole-class debates and discussions.

Why

Peer collaboration helps build children's confidence in expressing their ideas. It improves children's ability to listen to one another and to communicate clearly and consistently, as well as training them in maintaining focus on a specific issue.

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Open and Closed Questions / Agree-Disagree Game

Open questions play crucial role in inquiry and debate, especially, but not exclusively in philosophy. In this session we will distinguish between open and closed questions and try to formulate good open questions for debate. We will also introduce the

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