Deltagere fra det første pre-konferanse seminaret 25. februar [Større bilde]

Thinking aloud – Philosophy and democracy in schools

Nordisk-Baltisk konferanse og workshop på Island – 27.-28. februar 2009

For litt over et år siden startet planleggingen av konferansen «Thinking aloud» – som har blitt støttet økonomisk av organisasjonen NordPlus; Barne- og ungdomsfilosofene var en av de to norske søkerorganisasjonene.

På denne siden presenterer vi bakgrunn og formål med konferansen, programmet for de to konferansedagene + de to ettermiddagene med seminarer i forkant av selve konferansen samt noen bilder vi selv tok fra konferansen. Spørsmål og/eller kommentarer til siden kan legges inn her (krever registrering)

Om konferansen

Det følgende er arrangørenes beskrivelse av bakgrunnen for og formålet med konferansen.

Background of the conference Thinking aloud

Philosophy is practiced at all school levels in the Nordic-Baltic area. It is not defined as a subject in national curricula and thus philosophers and teachers dealing with the topic are often isolated in their practice. The conference Thinking aloud will invite these people to share their experiences, knowledge, views and visions with each other and create conditions for establishing a network of professional relationships across all school levels within the Nordic-Baltic area.

The teaching and practice of philosophy is a unique opportunity to allow students of all ages to critically explore their own and other people's ideas and culture. Communal inquiry is a centerpiece in the practice and through it people develop critical and creative thinking as well as a caring disposition towards oneself, other people and the work at hand. Critical reflection and self-correction are key elements in the inquiry and ensure that both teachers and students strive for quality in education at all times. Philosophical inquiry can be applied in various settings and serve as a vehicle to deepen the students' understanding of language, culture, scientific knowledge or other topics. Philosophy is a valuable tool in creating educational settings where students explore and learn to understand cultures different from their own which is the core of multicultural education. Teaching the philosophical method of inquiry serves a particularly important role in any democratic society that expects its citizens to participate in the ongoing project of its cultivation. The conference Thinking aloud will pull together the knowledge and experience that philosophy teachers at all school levels and researchers in the Nordic-Baltic area have developed and promote further dissemination of these. By strengthening the role of philosophy in schools it is possible to improve the quality of education in general because students will be educated to become better thinkers and more caring participants in the educative process.

In the past 20 years philosophers and educators in the Nordic-Baltic area have launched several innovative projects where philosophy has been introduced in various educational settings. Curricula have been written and developed and teachers have been trained. Philosophy courses have been introduced in pre-schools and elementary schools and as after school activity. Many of these projects have been undertaken in close cooperation with departments of philosophy and/or education at universities. Nordic-Baltic practitioners have participated in European developmental projects (e.g. the ongoing project MENON, http://menon.eu.org/) and been active as executive board members of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). But a Nordic-Baltic network for philosophy in the schools has not been established. The conference Thinking aloud will put Nordic-Baltic theory and practice in focus and create an opportunity to establish a Nordic-Baltic network for philosophy in the schools.

The purpose of the conference Thinking aloud

  1. To pull together the knowledge and experience of teaching philosophy that exists in the Nordic-Baltic area and share it with others in the same cultural area:
    1. By exploring the actual and possible role of philosophy in the democratic context of the Nordic-Baltic cultures:
      1. The role of philosophical inquiry in the education of democratic citizens
      2. Democratic education in the Nordic-Baltic area – tradition and experience
    2. By exploring the status of philosophy in Nordic-Baltic education:
      1. Teaching philosophy at the different school levels in the Nordic-Baltic area – theory and practice
      2. The status of philosophy in the schools: obligatory part of the curriculum, a free-flowing enterprise or something in between?
    3. By exploring the issue of educating teachers for teaching philosophy:
      1. Pedagogy of philosophy
      2. Developing curricula in philosophy education;
  2. to strengthen professional relationships among Nordic-Baltic scholars and practitioners interested in the teaching of philosophy at all school levels and create bridges across these levels;
  3. to promote cooperation across all school levels among philosophy teachers in the Nordic-Baltic area and establish conditions for creating a network of scholars and practitioners interested in the teaching of philosophy.

Program

Onsdag 25. februar kl. 15.00-18.00 – Seminarer om filosofi med barn

Fasilitatorer: Ólafur Páll Jónsson og Hannu Juuso

Torsdag 26. februar kl. 15.00-19.00 – Seminarer om filosofi med barn

Fasilitatorer: Oscar Brenifier og Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir

Fredag 27. februar kl. 09.00-16.40 – Konferanse

Tid Hendelse/Innleder Tittel på innlegg
09.00-09.15 Registrering og kaffe  
09.20-10.00 Keynote Speaker: Páll Skúlason The Role of the Philosopher in Public Life
10.00-10.20 Kaffepause  
10.20-10.50 Kristín H. Sætran Facing Insecurity: The Value of Philosophy for Adolescents
10.50-11.20 Ferdinand Garoff og Marianne Airisniemi Thinking together – Children and Adolescents in Philosophical Dialogue
11.20-11.50 Róbert Jack Experiments in Living
11.50-12.20 Ármann Halldórsson Action Research on the Socratic Dialogue
12.20-13.00 Lunsj  
13.00-14.00 Ungdommer diskuterer: Hva er tid? [Her hadde man hentet inn en gruppe ungdomsskoleelever for å snakke om tid – men resultatet var at de fem voksne som satt i ringen stort sett pratet seg imellom!]  
14.10-14.40 Oscar Brenifier Teaching Philosophy as a Cross-Curriculum Practice
14.40-15.10 Ariane Schjelderup How can we make ordinary schoolbooks "philosophical"?
15.10-15.40 Kaffepause  
15.40-16.10 Guro Hansen Helskog Practical Philosophy as Relationship Education
16.10-16.40 Ieva Rocena Philosophy in School – Reality and Possibilities

Lørdag 28. februar kl. 09.00-16.30 – Konferanse

Tid Hendelse/Innleder Tittel på innlegg
09.00-09.30 Øyvind Olsholt Philosophy – Work or Play?
09.30-10.00 Rósa Kristín Júlíusdóttir Art-Making and Doing Philosophy
10.00-10.30 Elín Þóra Böðvarsdóttir and Guðbjörg Guðjónsdóttir Foldaborg [Dette var en barnehage som hadde arbeidet med filosofi siden starten på 1990-tallet!]
10.30-11.00 Kaffepause  
11.00-11.30 Even Næss Religion, Philosophy of Life and Ethics
11.30-12.00 Dorete Kallesøe Philosophy, Religious Education and Citizenship Education
12.00-13.10 Lunsj  
13.20-14.00 Keynote Speaker: Lakshmi Sigurdsson Plurality, Thinking and Citizenship in Relation to Teacher Education
14.00-14.30 Ylva Backman Ethics in school – From Moral Development to Children's Conceptions of Justice
14.30-15.00 Kaffepause  
15.00-15.30 Viktor Gardelli Ethics in School – A study of the Foundation and Methods for Value Communication
15.30-16.00 Diego Di Masi Educate to Citizenship: A Dialogical Approach in Community of Inquiry
16.00-16.30 Paneldiskusjon  

Søndag 1. mars

Mange deltagere reiste ikke hjem før søndag kveld eller mandag morgen. Dermed ble det anledning til sightseeing på søndagen. For dem som ikke hadde fått nok fag arrangerte Oscar Brenifier dessuten et privat heldagsseminar om filosofisk praksis på søndagen.

Bilder


Dette er deltagere fra første seminardagen hvor Hannu Juuso ledet en sesjon. Nummer 3 fra høyre er Ólafur Páll Jónsson, en av de islandske arrangørene. [Større bilde]

Her ser vi deltagere fra første seminardagen, 25. februar. Denne sesjonen ble ledet av Hannu Juuso (nærmest i bildet) [Større bilde]

Latviske Ieva Rocena i passiar med Hannu Juuso på kyllingaften hos Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir, en av de islandske arrangørene. [Større bilde]

Glimt fra kyllingaften hos Brynhildur Sigurðardóttir, en av de islandske arrangørene. I front ser vi den norske filosofiske praktiker Morten Fastvold i samtale med Oscar Brenifier (til høyre). [Større bilde]

Susanne, vår datter på snart 2 år, var med på konferansen. Her tester hun ut en lenestol på en bokcafé i Laugarvegur – Reykjaviks «Karl-Johan». [Større bilde]

Godt tilbakelent i stolen bakerst i bildet ser vi Guro Hansen Helskog, norsk pedagog og forfatter av det nylig avsluttede filosofiske læreverket for ungdomsskolen: Dialogos. [Større bilde]

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