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← Scientists win place for evolution in primary schools

phil rimmer's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by phil rimmer

For mixmastergaz and fg and others concerned about teaching critical thinking-

Don't forget the philosophy for children movement, P4C. P4C builds strong roots for critical thinking, presenting children with the raw data of each others opinions and the task of finding a common way forward. Its results have been spectacularly good in the limited studies done, with reports of substantial general academic uplift from those schools adopting the program. Much more work is needed to validate the idea, but the P4C programs is out there being done in a few pioneering schools and just needs more pressure for more studies, to give others the confidence to adopt the program.

In the UK, teachers can go to-

http://sapere.org.uk/

and generally-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P4c

EDIT Brilliant news about evolution formally getting into primary education. Why did it take so long? FG may be right that it was not for overt religious reasons, but then for what reason?

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:47:00 UTC | #412329