P4C and Playfulness: Are Games and Playfulness Important for Communities of Philosophical Inquiry?

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  • Jason Taylor

Abstract

Introduction: In the summer of 2011—the third year in which Eurekamp2 provided programming—I sat in the shade of one of the rare maple trees on the University of Alberta campus, casually eating my lunch while 2 of the 40 or so children played in the dirt beside me. It was a Wednesday of our third week that year—at the time Eurekamp offered four weeks of camps for children in the grades 1 through 9; we welcomed nearly 150 children that year—and so the children had already had a few days to acclimate to one-another socially, to be encouraged to ask questions about a range of activities, and to really listen to what other children were saying. The two—one boy, one girl—were both 6 years old (our youngest participants) and were pensively pushing sticks into the dirt.

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12/20/2021

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