Sharing Space with Other Animals: Early Childhood Education, Engaged Philosophical Inquiry, and Sustainability

  • Margaret MacDonald
  • Warren Bowen

Abstract

Introduction: Collaborative research between UniverCity Child Care at Simon Fraser University and a philosopher in residence has yielded promising research in an understudied interdisciplinary undertaking: early childhood education, engaged philosophical inquiry, and sustainability. The goal of our work has been to better understand how Engaged Philosophical Inquiry (EPI) can be used with young children (age 4 and 5) on topics related to our local forest environment as part our centre's foundation curriculum on sustainability (Author 1, 2015). Our guiding research questions include: What are children’s beliefs, ideas and concepts related to sustainability? And, how can we contribute to children (and adults) deeper understandings of sustainability by challenging our human centric thinking?

Published
Dec 8, 2016
How to Cite
MACDONALD, Margaret; BOWEN, Warren. Sharing Space with Other Animals: Early Childhood Education, Engaged Philosophical Inquiry, and Sustainability. Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 1, p. 20-29, dec. 2016. ISSN 2374-8257. Available at: <http://journal.viterbo.edu/index.php/atpp/article/view/981>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2017.
Section
Articles