Article | The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007 | Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools: An Evaluation of ‘Thinking Through Philisophy’ Linköping University Electronic Press Conference Proceedings
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Title:
Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools: An Evaluation of ‘Thinking Through Philisophy’
Author:
Steve Trickey:
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Year:
2007
Conference:
The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007
Issue:
021
Article no.:
026
Pages:
187-191
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-07-20
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This study investigated the effects of collaborative philosophical enquiry on children’s cognitive abilities; critical thinking and socio-emotional perceptions. The study took place over a four-year period in mainstream classes in primary schools in Scotland. This paper provides a summary of the overall evaluation.

Keywords: Philosophy for children; thinking; evaluation; cognitive ability

The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Author:
Steve Trickey
Title:
Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools: An Evaluation of ‘Thinking Through Philisophy’
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BURDEN R., (2000) Myself as a Learner Scale. Windsor, England: NFER-Nelson.

CLACKMANNANSHIRE COUNCIL (1998) Learning to Succeed. Clackmannanshire Council.

CLEGHORN P. (2002) Thinking through philosophy. Blackburn, England: Educational Printing Services.

LOHMAN D.F., THORNDIKE R.L., HAGEN E.P. (2001) Cognitive Abilities Test. Windsor, England: NFER-Nelson.

TRICKEY S., TOPPING K. (2004) “‘Philosophy for children’. A systematic review”. Research Papers in Education. 19 (3), 365-380.  

The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Author:
Steve Trickey
Title:
Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools: An Evaluation of ‘Thinking Through Philisophy’
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