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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Learning Philosophy Improves Kids In Math And English

Teaching Kids Philosophy Makes Them Smarter in Math and English

Jenny Anderson | March 9, 2016

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.
Maybe they should.
Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year significantly boosted their math and literacy skills, with disadvantaged students showing the most significant gains, according to a large and well-designed study (pdf).


<more at; related articles and links: (Philosophy for Children. March 4, 2016) and (Philosophy for Children. Evaluation report and Executive summary. July 2015)>

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