Philosophy In the Classroom

Websites for Philosophical Inquiry in the Classroom

There are many educational support sites. Here is an initial collection of sites which could be used or adapted for philosophical inquiry. Some are from colleges or universities, others are independent and some invite participation, while others provide background material and support. More about Philosophy for Children.

Concept Cartoons

This site focuses on scientific questions, but offers opportunities for inquiry through discussion.

Dialogue Works

This UK website offers innovative ways to engage children and young people in inquiry using local and global news issues.

Journal 100

Berrie Heesen began this journal written by European children and this website continues his work.

Kid's Philosophy Slam

The popular Internet-based contest for young people thinking about philosophical issues.

The Philosopher's Magazine Online

A British site which offers a range of useful articles.

Philosophy for Kids

Sponsored by Thomas Wartenberg of Mount Holyoke College, this site offers some excellent material for use with younger children.

Philosophy for Kids – University of Massachusetts

Gareth Matthews contributes to this wonderful site with material to use with young children.

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

This Montclair University website is sponsored by the birthplace of Matthew Lipman's Philosophy for Children Program.

Philosophy with children and Youth – Norway

While this site does not offer any material, you can find some innovative statements concerning philosophical inquiry with young people.

Philosophy for Children in New Zealand

As the title indicates, this site takes you to the work done in New Zealand and offers a number of resources and further links.

International Council for Philosphical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC)

This site provides information about the international organization dedicated to philosophical inquiry with children and young people.

Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children

This site, based in Washington state, offers links and information about philosophical inquiry.

The Voices of Youth

Sponsored by UNICEF, this site offers a rich array of material for teachers and students.

Convention on the Rights of the Child 

A site sponsored by the United Nations on the world-wide status of children and their rights.

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