Philosophy with picturebooks as an educational philosophy and practice can be understood only in the context of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program. Since Matthew Lipman et al. (1977) outlined the educational philosophy of this program, there have been differences of opinion about the kinds of texts best suited to teaching philosophy in education. The program is radically different from other approaches in three distinct ways.
First, there is an entangled relationship between text and philosophy. In collaboration with colleagues at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC), based at Montclair State University (USA), Matthew Lipman (1922–2010) developed this comprehensive curriculum consisting of seven dedicated and (deliberately imageless) novels and accompanying manuals to support and guide teachers in the use of the texts for all phases of preuniversity schooling. Lipman argued that “without a curriculum of some kind…the chances that one...
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Murris, K. (2016). Philosophy with Picturebooks. In: Peters, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_164-1
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