Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children

Volume 20, Issue 3/4, 2014

Stefano Oliverio
Pages 105-112

Between the De-traditionalization and ‘Aurorality’ of Knowledge What (Can) Work(s) in P4C when It Is Set to Work

The proposed paper situates the question about the ‘success’ of the P4C program within the ‘what works’ debate which has taken place in the Anglo-American educational community over the last 15 years. Against this backdrop, the cultural significance of P4C is highlighted and a special focus is devoted to how P4C has changed (or should have changed) the practice of teaching. Finally, the P4C-oriented teaching of disciplines is indicated as a possible promising way out of the current educational predicament marked by the detraditionalization and individualization of knowledge.