The 'Poem' as Beginning for a Community of Inquiry
This research examines the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program and teaching about emotions. It highlights how I composed a fantasy text for 10-12 year-old children to facilitate philosophical discussion about emotions and their relationship to making judgments. It also addresses Transactional Reader Response theory, and examines how an aesthetic stance when reading this fantasy text can be used as a starting point for the process of a community of inquiry. By combining Transactional Reader Response theory and Philosophy for Children teaching methods, children are provided with an opportunity to obtain insights into self and others through an exploration of their felt experiences with the text.
Reader-response , Education philosophy , Education (Junior high school)