This Department of Philosophy event is supported by Scott & Heather Kleiner and the Office of Service Learning.
|The UGA Department of Philosophy and the UGA Office of Service-Learning are pleased to host a workshop by Tom Wartenberg, a national expert in teaching philosophy to young children demonstrating the techniques Dr. Wartenberg uses to initiate philosophy discussions among high school students. The agenda includes a general introduction to pre-college philosophy, an explanation of "rules" for discussing philosophy with students, a model discussion, and a small-group activity.|
Thomas Wartenberg, Professor Emeritus in Philosphy at Mount Holyoke College of Massachusetts, will be visiting UGA from Feb 10-15. Wartenberg works at the intersection of philosophy and popular culture and is considered one of the leading people in the US working on teaching philosophy to children. A former Fulbright Research Fellow and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Wartenberg was the winner of the 2011 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs and the 2013 Merritt Prize for Distinguished Service to the Philosophy of Education. He is the author of Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy through Children's Literature (Rowman and Littlefield).