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“Sofia@School” at the Athens Science Festival 2023

12-10-2023 20:56

Philosophy is included in the high school curriculum in the upper grades of high school. It is often considered a demanding subject that introduces us to difficult and complex concepts. However, what it deals with is logic and critical thinking, argumentation, and argument deconstruction. These are skills that children should learn from a very young age. But how can they be taught in an understandable and simple way?

This gap has been bridged by the Philosophy-Politics-Economics Lab (PPE Lab) of the Department of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, implementing the innovative research program “Sofia@School” to introduce philosophy into primary education.

At this year’s Athens Science Festival, on Tuesday, October 10th, at 17:00, students will have the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Philosophy.

The “Sofia at School” workshop includes Philosophy Classes, led by an experienced team of specialized researchers from the PPE Lab. Modern tools, such as original animations, gamification, and digital learning games, are used to make information interesting for children. They learn to think, creatively doubt, and judge beliefs and values logically. 

With an emphasis on digital education, original open, educational, and reusable material is being created. The innovative program aims to teach basic philosophical principles to children so that they can evaluate the information they encounter based on their logic.

The program “Sofia@School” was funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).

The workshop is aimed at primary school teachers, students in their final years of primary education, and their parents. To participate, it is necessary to complete the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you at the Athens Science Festival, where technology merges with the principles of Logic and Ethics.

Tuesday, October 10th| Venue: Innovathens| 17:00 – 19:00

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