This course is about exploring and discussing topics that are relevant and meaningful in children’s lives. Using storybooks, pictures, short videos, poems or other kinds of stimuli, we encourage children to develop and ask questions, give reasons and have discussions on topics such as friendship, happiness, identity, rules, bullying, power and the like. The discussions help children improve their critical thinking skills, learn how to solve problems, and how to understand their own ideas, thoughts and emotions as well as others’.
Instructor: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari
Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari has worked with children for over 15 years. She is a post-doctoral researcher in Philosophical Inquiry with Children in the Faculty of Education at UBC and the Founder/Director of The School of Inquiry in Vancouver, BC.