What is Philosophy for Children?
Philosophy is usually studied at university or college, but at Godstowe Philosophy is for Year 7 and 8 girls with a taste for abstract ideas and theoretical argument.
In the Godstowe Philosophy Club, girls learn that philosophy is different from Science or Maths - it does not rely on experiments and observation and it has no formal methods or proof, only thought. Philosophy involves asking questions, arguing, trying out ideas and wondering how concepts work. The main concern of philosophy is to question and understand very common ideas that we all use every day without thinking about them. For example:
Our Philosophy Club is an excellent opportunity for pupils to refine their thinking and oral responses, improve their confidence in interviews and their interaction with adults in this important final year.