Philosophy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

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In this chapter I share my experiences of using philosophical inquiry with young children, give an overview of some of the debate around using philosophical inquiry and provide some practical advice and tools that you can used in your own setting or classroom. You may be an experienced practitioner, a trainee, one of our superhero teaching assistants or nursery workers or you might be an interested parent. The chapter is suitable for anyone involved with early years children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe philosophy and practice of outstanding early years provision
EditorsPat Beckley
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315206431
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Philosophy
  • early years education
  • Philosophy with children


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