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    Book Review: Ginnie & Pinney (review)
    Journal of Philosophy in Schools 5 (2). 2018.
    Ginnie & Pinney ‘Think Smart’ materials have been written for children aged three to eight, ‘to encourage deep thinking and lively discussion between each other, their parents and teachers’ and hence we understand why they have already captured the attention of Philosophy for Schools practitioners. Matthew Lipman enshrined our aim as helping ‘children become more thoughtful, more reflective, more considerate and more reasonable individuals’ Let us see why you too will find them a valuable additi…Read more
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    Is There Any Future for P4C in Australia?
    Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 20 (3-4): 27-29. 2014.
    The future of Philosophy for Children depends upon at least two factors: shared values with the educational policies of the society in question, and valid and user-friendly tools for monitoring growth in this area. As teachers internalise the requirements of the Victorian Education system policy statements, the use of the pedagogy of the Community of Inquiry, P4C is being recognised as a particularly powerful tool for delivering the outcomes. In addition, appropriate tools for curriculum develop…Read more
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    Identifying a K-10 Developmental Framework for Teaching Philosophy
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (11): 1-5. 2014.
    The intention of the study was to identify predictable opportunities for teachers to scaffold middle year students’ philosophical learning. Such opportunities were identified in terms of students’ readiness to learn certain behaviours in the context of a ‘community of inquiry’. Thus it was hoped that the project would provide a useful resource for the teaching of philosophy to middle year students by ascertaining how amenable philosophical learning was to this approach. The study investigated th…Read more
  • Where did Einstein’s Ideas Come From?
    Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 18 (1): 5-15. 1998.