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  Title Category Date

Thumbnail P4C - Des enfants philosophent DVD 01/10/2010
Shows Michel Sasseville (2005) at Laval University in Canada, working with three groups of primary age children reflecting on such questions as ‘Can one be curious without being indiscreet?’ ‘What is violence?’ ‘ Can we love an object more than a person?’ and ‘What is imagination?’ Part of a distance-learning course for which Laval University won the 2005 prize for Excellence and Innovation in Conceptual Pedagogy from the Canadian Association of Distance Learning. French with English subtitles.
351 minutes

  


Thumbnail Thinking Allowed (DVD) DVD 01/10/2010
Shows how teachers at Gallions Primary School in East London used the Thinking Together approach to promote learning, community and wellbeing. Children, parents and teachers testify to the effect this work has had on children’s verbal reasoning and critical thinking as well as emotional and social development. Made by Antidote (The Campaign for Emotional Literacy) www.antidote.org.uk. There is also a related 3DVD Boxset. 

  


Thumbnail The Doll Hospital - Ann Margaret Sharp 2000 Published by ACER (Australia) Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Ann Margaret Sharp 2000 Published by ACER (Australia)

An early introduction to philosophical enquiry for use in pre-school or infant school, taking as its starting point that most children have dolls, however tatty or battered they are.

ISBN: 086431311x

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Thumbnail MAKING SENSE OF MY WORLD, teacher manual for The Doll Hospital Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Ann Margaret Sharp 2000 Published by ACER (Australia)

Teacher manual for The Doll Hospital

ISBN: 0864313217

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Thumbnail STORYWISE: Thinking Through Stories - Starter Pack Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Karin Murris and Joanna Haynes 2001 Published by DialogueWorks

A fascinating resource that harnesses the power of familiar stories to open up a space for children’s thinking. This publication comes in two parts. The first is a Teachers Guidance book (A4 spiral bound) of ideas and methods for leading children into high-quality thinking and dialogue about all kinds of stories. The second is an expandable A4 ring-binder with ideas and learning materials for more than 50 good quality picture books along with a Web of Intriguing Ideas that teachers can use with many other stories, poems and pictures for all ages. Suitable for English, Literacy, PSHE/Citizenship and Thinking Skills, age range 3 and upwards.

ISBN: 1 903804 00 0

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Thumbnail FIRST STORIES FOR THINKING Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Robert Fisher 2000 Published by Nash Pollock

First Stories for Thinking introduces ways to develop thinking, discussion and literacy skills with individuals, groups, or classes. Includes 30 multi-cultural stories for children aged 4 - 8 to enjoy and think about, with discussion plans and activities related to each story. An introduction shows ways of using stories to promote children's thinking and learning, and doing philosophy with children.

ISBN: 1 898 25530

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Thumbnail STORIES FOR THINKING: A resource book for teachers Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Robert Fisher 1996 Published by Nash Pollock

Uses a Philosophy for Children approach to encourage children to explore, interpret and express their ideas and gives suggestions on how to use stories to generate thinking and discussion. Thirty stories, retold from traditional sources, come from a variety of cultures. They aim to tap children’s curiosity and sense of wonder.

ISBN: 1 898 255 091

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Thumbnail GAMES FOR THINKING Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Robert Fisher 1997 published by Nash Pollock

Covers a wide range of open-ended “thinking” games, including language, logico-mathematical, visual, spatial & kinaesthetic games. Aimed primarily at 7 to 14 year olds but has universal appeal.

ISBN: 189825513

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Thumbnail POEMS FOR THINKING Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Robert Fisher 1997 Published by Nash Pollock

This book is designed to help build a Community of Enquiry through the use of poetry. Included are 32 modern and traditional poems, from a variety of cultures; an introduction on ways of using poetry together with discussion plans and activities related to each poem.

ISBN: 1 898 255 15 6

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Thumbnail VALUES FOR THINKING Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Robert Fisher 2001 Published by Nash Pollock

Contains thirty prose passages, stories, poems and pictures each looking at different themes such as caring, courage, fairness, forgiveness, and the notion of values. The book also includes an introduction to thinking skills and establishing a community of enquiry, and discussion plans and thinking activities related to each theme.

ISBN: 1 898255 37 7

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Thumbnail ADVENTURES IN ART - I WISH I DIDN’T HAVE TO SLEEP Picture Books/Stories 10/11/2010

Keith Haring 1997 Published by Prestel (USA)

Lightness and irony, pleasure and happiness, inventiveness and energy: Keith Haring has them all. And so did his art. With thick black lines, bright signs and striking symbols, he created unmistakable, vibrant pictures that tell of friendship, fun, feelings and the imagination. The pictures are all ambiguous. In the course of deciphering their possible meanings, children learn to think about the rules and conventions of visual representation.

ISBN: 3 7913 1815 2

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Thumbnail YOU, ME, US Class Materials/Manuals 05/02/2013

Don Rowe 1994 Published by the Home Office and the Citizenship Foundation

Although driven by a particular moral objective the file of stories and teachers notes does use a Philosophy for Children approach. The stories are sometimes rather contrived and long, but despite this the resource provides a valuable source for the SMSC and citizenship aspects of the curriculum.

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Thumbnail THINKING MATTERS: Stories to encourage thinking skills Class Materials/Manuals 24/10/2010

Richard Fox 1996 Published by Southgate

A collection of ring-bound photocopiable stories for 9-11 year olds with teachers’ notes. Covering specific subjects of the National Curriculum as well as exploring more general issues such as helping each other, rules, time, asking questions, conflicts and ageing.

ISBN: 1 85741 018 1

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Thumbnail THINKING STORIES 1 Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Edited by Philip Cam 1993 Published by Hale and Iremonger (Australia)

Thinking stories 1 is a collection of stories for children aged 8 to 12 years to enjoy with their parents and teachers. The stories encourage children to raise questions about such topics as the nature of truth, goodness and beauty, of fairness and friendship, to discuss the experience of time and change, and to examine our relationship with the environment. Thinking Stories 1 Teacher Resource/Activity Book is available to assist in this process.

ISBN: 0 86806 482

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Thumbnail THINKING STORIES 2 Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Edited by Philip Cam 1994 Published by Hale and Iremonger (Australia)

A further collection of stories for children 8 to 12 years. The stories raise questions about appearance and reality, order in nature, magic and make-believe, power, freedom and rights, and the multicultural society. Thinking Stories 2 Teacher Resource /Activity book is also available.

ISBN: 0 86806 509

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Teacher Resource and Activity Book also available

ISBN: 0 86806 510

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Thumbnail THINKING STORIES 3 Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Edited by Philip Cam 1997 Published by Hale and Iremonger (Australia)

These stories focus on social and moral themes, such as right and wrong, friendship, promising, lying, bullying, personal growth, fairness, freedom, community, care, discrimination, rights and responsibilities. The materials are particularly suitable for students in the middle and upper primary school, and could be used in the junior secondary school.

ISBN: 0 86806 632 X

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Teacher Resource and Activity Book also available

ISBN: 0 86806 633 8

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Thumbnail PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN: The Matthew Lipman books and manuals Class Materials/Manuals,Picture Books/Stories 24/10/2010

Matthew Lipman

These American materials consist of 10 reading books and accompanying manuals for the whole school age range from 3 to 16+ years. Philosophical tools and themes are developed throughout the programme. The manuals are recommended for their thorough exploration of’ the philosophical tradition via discussion plans and exercises for children. The reading books, though not always suitable for use with children in British schools, give plenty of opportunities for adaptation and selection by teachers. Published by the IAPC.

Send for further details to IAPC Reading books £12 approx. Manuals £45.00 approx.


  


Thumbnail HARRY STOTTLEMEIER’S DISCOVERY Class Materials/Manuals 25/10/2010

Matthew Lipman, abridged and adapted for use in Britain by Roger Sutcliffe

An introduction to logic and critical thinking in story form. Comes with a host of discussion plans, exercises and ideas for classroom use. Most suitable for children at lower secondary school or top juniors.
Out of print but available in photocopied form.


  


Thumbnail NEWSWISE: Thinking through the News (Internet version) Class Materials/Manuals 25/10/2010

Roger Sutcliffe Published Dialogueworks

This resource is available directly via email, at the beginning of each hall-term. A current news story forms the basis for differentiated work in literacy and PSHE/Citizenship at KS2 & KS3. The rich support material for extended enquiries and research could also be used in out- of-school philosophy clubs. Subscription cost is £20 for 6 editions beginning in January, or £30 for 9 editions, beginning in June.

Details from: roger@dialogueworks.co.uk or the website www.dialogueworks.co.uk


  


Thumbnail NEWSWISE 2000 ALMANAC Class Materials/Manuals 13/10/2010

Roger Sutcliffe & Steve Williams 2001 Published by Dialogueworks

This folder of resources contains the six Newswise editions from the year 2000. The news stories cover topics as wide-ranging as the Stephen Lawrence murder, the plight of refugees in the UK, and the benefits - or otherwise - of pocket money. Guidance is given for developing each topic in many different directions, reaching considerable depth.

ISBN: 1 903804 04 3

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The 2001 Almanac is available only via email from roger@dialogueworks.co.uk


  


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