Book review: In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp: Childhood, Philosophy and Education, by Maughn Rollins Gregory and Megan Jane Laverty (eds) [Book Review]

Journal of Philosophy in Schools 7 (1):132-138 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp: Childhood, Philosophy and Education is the first in a series edited by Maughn Gregory and Megan Laverty, Philosophy for Children Founders, and is a major contribution to the literature on philosophy in schools. It draws attention to an author and practitioner who was largely responsible for the development of scholarship on the community of inquiry, who co-founded the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC), and who undeniably made a significant contribution to philosophy for/with children as a global movement. For anyone familiar with Philosophy for Children, they would, no doubt, also be familiar with its founder Matthew Lipman. However, not always acknowledged is that Ann Margaret Sharp, a philosopher of education, was also one of its pioneers who collaborated with Lipman to develop a theory and practice of the community of inquiry as a collaborative pedagogy and method for Philosophy with Children, as well as a pre-college curriculum. Also, not widely known is that the term ‘community of inquiry’ first appeared in an article co-authored by Lipman and Sharp (1978). Lipman credited Sharp with reconstructing the Peircean/Buchlerian notion of community of inquiry into a model of educational practice. Together they extensively developed the community of inquiry as an approach to teaching, said to transform the structure of the classroom in fundamental ways. Gregory and Laverty set the record straight regarding Sharp’s involvement in the development and success of Philosophy for Children as a school program and worldwide movement. Both editors are highly qualified for a project like this. Between them they have written numerous articles, book chapters and books and have co-edited books on philosophy of education, particularly philosophy for/with children. They are also well-respected practitioners who have collaborated with Sharp.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,346

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Introduction.Maughn Gregory & Megan Laverty - 2009 - Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 19 (4):3-9.
J.M. Coetzee, Eros and Education.Megan Jane Laverty - 2019 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 53 (3):574-588.
Epistemological Considerations for the Community of Inquiry.Maughn Rollins - 1995 - Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 12 (2):31-40.
Inquiry, Democracy and Childhood: An Interview with Matthew Lipman.Maughn Gregory - 2000 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 19 (2):58-65.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-06-12

Downloads
19 (#589,432)

6 months
2 (#299,341)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Gilbert Burgh
University of Queensland

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references