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Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children

Volume 12, Issue 1, 1994

Josephine K.R Zesaguli
Pages 27-32

Philosophy For Children
An Exploratory Study of 'Doing Philosophy' With A Grade 7 Class and First- and Third-Year Student Teachers in Zimbabwe

This paper describes the exploratory study which was carried out in Zimbabwe with an elementary Grade 7 class and with the firstand third- year student teachers, at a Teacher Training College, "doing philosophy", using Lipman's PIXIE and HARRY novels, respectively, and the proposed critical inquiry methodology. Secondly the perceptions of the participants, about their experiences during these exploratory sessions, which were derived from the researcher's self-evaluation and the students' informal evaluations, are presented in the paper.

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