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The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom
The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom
by Peter Worley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.29

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic resource!, 18 Jan 2011
After buying this book I planned to flick through it on the train home but ended up glued to it all the way home!
It is jam-packed with ideas and methods to get children thinking, including teaching strategies which can be used by any teacher in any lesson.
The layout is clear and easy to follow and there are a number of tried and tested lesson plans to use in the classroom, each accompanied with a useful difficulty rating, age suitability, themes, and an explanation of the underlying philosophical ideas, as well as some suggestions of answers children could give (or have given in the past!) and how to respond to them.
I have already recommended this book to many friends and colleagues, and tried out several of the sessions with a year 5 class, who really enjoyed them!
A must-have resource for anyone who wants to teach children to think and reason for themselves!


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