Nos dias 3 e 4 de Julho, filósofos, académicos e profissionais relacionados com a educação irão reunir-se em Aveiro, no Colégio D. José I, para a 11ª Reunião Anual SOPHIA: The European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children.
Filosofia para Crianças é um termo geral que abrange diferentes metodologias para envolver as crianças em diálogos de grupo, sobre tópicos filosóficos. Desde que foi criada, em 1993, a rede SOPHIA comprometeu-se a promover e a sustentar, de forma solidária, o desenvolvimento da filosofia nas escolas, pela Europa. Todos os anos, a fundação organiza uma reunião numa cidade europeia, com o objectivo de trabalhar o desenvolvimento da filosofia nas escolas, naquele país, partilhando as boas práticas com facilitadores de toda a Europa.
A reunião desde ano terá lugar no Colégio D. José I, em Aveiro, tendo sido acolhida por Joana Rita Sousa e Celeste Machado, do projecto filocriatiVIDAde | filosofia e criatividade, Será possível aos participantes participar em oficinas e ouvir conferências levadas a cabo por académicos reconhecidos e facilitadores com prática no terreno, incluindo Catherine McCall, uma das fundadoras da SOPHIA.
O tema da reunião é “Questioning questioning”. As conferências e as oficinas irão explorar o tema do questionamento relativamente a tópicos como a liberdade de expressão; serão abordados aspectos metodológicos relacionados com o tipo de questões que os professores poderão utilizar em ambiente de sala de aula.
Emma Worley, co-CEO da The Philosophy Foundation e membro dos quadros da SOPHIA afirmou que “SOPHIA é uma organização que visa trazer uma atitude plural para a filosofia nas escolas. A reunião é uma excelente oportunidade para o treino de professores, bem como para aprender sobre práticas filosóficas na sala de aula.”
Joana Rita Sousa e Celeste Machado consideram que "o acolhimento da reunião em Portugal permitirá o diálogo entre os facilitadores e investigadores; constituindo-se como um momento de partilha essencial para o desenvolvimento das práticas, em torno da filosofia para crianças." Ambas as investigadoras têm vindo a realizar encontros nesta área, desde 2011: Sentir Pensamentos | Pensar Sentidos. "Consideramos que a presença da rede SOPHIA em Portugal é uma oportunidade única para reforçar o diálogo entre os professores e educadores que estão a trabalhar nesta área, em Portugal e não só."
A participação na reunião está sujeita a inscrição prévia, através do link:
a próxima reunião SOPHIA - European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy for Children acontece em Julho, em Aveiro - no Colégio D. José I
não é a primeira vez que esta reunião acontece em Portugal: em 2007 teve lugar no Porto. foi das primeiras aventuras que eu e a Celeste Machado partilhámos em conjunto, nesta aventura que se chama filocriatiVIDAde.
é com muito gosto que eu e a Celeste colaboramos com a Emma Worley e todos os membros SOPHIA na realização deste evento.
Our next meeting will be held in Portugal on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.
We are delighted to announce that our Meeting in 2017 will be held directly after the 18th bi-annual ICPIC Conference. The theme for the ICPIC Conference is Family Resemblances and it will be held in Madrid from June 28th to July 1st 2017. You can find out more about the Conference on the website: ICPIC Conference Website.
SOPHIA will be holding our Meeting on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th 2017 at Colégio D. José I in Aveiro, Portugal. There are direct flights, which take 1 hour 10 minutes from Madrid to Porto, and then an hours drive to Aveiro, or a train journey.
Creativity and thinking are the two main foci of this international conference of Philosophy with Children. Creative, critical, social and caring thinking are fundamental skills which are critical both for our cognitive and personal development, and for the well-being of every human being. It is important to get involved in philosophical inquiry in every aspect of life; to think in a reflective way and to practise creative problem-solving. Philosophical inquiry enriches our speaking and acting, the implementation of knowledge in our everyday life, our art, science, technical science and society. Because it is so basic to our development, it is necessary to foster these skills early on with small children and to then deepen them through lifelong learning. Creativity is an anthropologically basic character trait of human beings and essential for the self-reformation of society, including the reformation of science and culture. The relation of creativity and thinking means openness as well as critical reflection.
How can we foster creativity and self-reflective thinking in schools? Which approaches, methodologies, strategies, and possibilities do we see offered through our educational system? How do we understand the relation between individual and collective creativity? What contribution can philosophy make for the future of a knowledge-based society?
The Austrian Centre of Philosophy with Children organised a yearly conference - a conference that has already become a tradition - with the aim of exchanging philosophical ideas and theories grounded in interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives with reference to new research projects and practical approaches. This year's conference will examine the role of creativity and thinking in children's development of life skills.
The congress offers papers and reports from international experts, an overview about the current state in research, exciting debates and a wide range of project presentations. It provides an important intercultural and interdisciplinary forum were academic discussions and exchanges of personal experiences can take place. The program offers the approximately 200 participants from 18 countries, among them 24 speakers, an eventful conference.
The themes of the conference cover the following fields:
* Creativity and thinking * Virtual worlds- creativity and imagination * Lifelong learning * Citizenship and democracy * Transculturality and transdisciplinarity * Philosophy and ethics in school * Culture, integration and education * Pluralistic dimensions of philosophy with children
Community of Philosophical Inquiry [CoPI]. The course has been developed to provide training in the theory and practice of the specific CoPI Methodology for those involved in working with groups of children, teenagers and adults in education, business, or in the community. The course is aimed at teachers, tutors and group leaders from all professions and aims to train participants in the appropriate knowledge, skills and strategies to implement CoPI Methodology with their own groups. Duration The course consists of approximately 90 hours learning, including 46 hours of direct teaching and 44 hours of supported research/self study.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the course the student should be able to: *Demonstrate an understanding of the Realist Philosophy underlying the CoPI Methodology. *Demonstrate competence in the practise of the CoPI Methodology. *Demonstrate knowledge of Introductory logic, fallacies and argumentation. *Analyse the underlying argumentationon forms within a CoPI dialogue. *Demonstrate knowledge of Western academic Philosophy. *Demonstrate knowledge of how the CoPI Methodology develops the thinking of participants. *Demonstrate knowledge of how the CoPI Methodology develops the social competence of participants.
Course Director: Dr. Catherine C. McCall BA Hons MA TEFL MSc PhD FRSA
Renowned as a world leader in the field, Dr. Catherine McCall is President of Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for Doing Philosophy with Children and Director of EPIC. Dr. McCall trained as a philosopher and psychologist at Trinity College, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and Manchester University. In 1984 she pioneered the practise of philosophising with young children in the USA, and from 1985- 86 whilst a Professor in Montclair USA, she introduced Philosophy for children, Nelson's Socratic Method and Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CoPI) method to the UK, Eire, France, and Spain through a series of International Training Workshops. She was appointed as the External Expert to the Government in Values and Character Education for the Sate of New Jersey, USA 1985-86. The 1990 BBC documentary "Socrates for Six year olds" featured Dr. McCall's PI work with young children in the USA. In 1990 Dr. McCall created M.Phil. and PhD. degrees in Philosophical Inquiry at Glasgow University. In 2004 Dr. McCall was invited to present the CoPI method to the Scottish Parliament. As an international expert in Philosophy with children, she has been a Visiting Professor at: The Sorbonne; The Technical University of Barcelona; The University of South Carolina, USA; The Polish Academy of Sciences; Malta University; The Continuing Education University of Iceland. Course Tutors: All course Tutors will hold an M.Phil. Degree in Philosophical Inquiry and have experience in implementing the CoPI methodology with both adults and children. Fees £750 per person. The fee covers: administration, tuition, course materials, marking of students' work.
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