CURRICULUM: “PHILOSOPHY IN SCHOOL”
TWO SCRIPTS OF CLASSES IN ETHICS AND TWO ACCOUTS OF THEIR PRACTICAL USE IN CLASSROOM.
R. Piłat presents M. Lipman’s idea of Philosophy for Children as a methodical basis for curriculum in ethics that is being developed within the Postgraduate Program for Philosophy in School carried on at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology (Polish Academy of Sciences). The author suggests two subjects to be discussed during the classes: “My Place in the World” and “Does the Future Depend on Me?”. He also presents detailed scripts to work with. Both scripts have been already used in primary and secondary schools. Also they have been discussed with teachers during workshops conducted by the author. The scripts are followed by two accounts of their use in classroom. Anna Dworczyk reports on “Does the Future Depend on Me?” and Danuta Kurczab does it on “My Place in the World”. Both authors worked with groups of 16-17 years old students from Warsaw and Lublin grammar schools. The reports show the advantages of using the scripts but also point out some changes and improvements that have been made in the scripts while putting them in school practice.