Philosophy for Children and Communities method was developed in the early 70s by the American philosopher Matthew Lipman, based on the "teaching for thinking" approach. In the process of the method, the participants gather around a story and make an inquiry together over the philosophical question in the story.
The facilitator who leads the session is not the person who conveys information, but the person who enables the participants to think and reason with the questions that open and deepen.
Throughout the discussion, the participants
question their assumptions,
think reflectively and critically,
At the end of the regular and continuous studies, the participants improve their skills of
inquiry, reasoning, conceptualization,
critical and creative thinking,
being a community that collaborates and cares for each other.
When you do this activity not alone, but in a community, you meet with
the courage to see and show your assumptions,
the openness to see and understand the assumptions of the other,
the comfort of seeing that you are not alone,
the satisfaction of establishing a genuine connection with the other.