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    Opening Teachers’ Minds to Philosophy: The crucial role of teacher education.Sue Knight & Carol Collins - 2014 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (11):1290-1299.
    Why has the ‘Philosophy for Children’ movement failed to make significant educational inroads in Australia, given the commitment and ongoing efforts of philosophers and educators alike who have worked hard in recent decades to bring philosophy to our schools? In this article we single out one factor as having particular importance, namely, that, on the whole, teachers consider philosophical inquiry to be futile. We argue that the explanation rests with teachers’ underlying epistemological beliefs and that openness to philosophy depends upon (...)
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  2. Philosophy and the Curriculum.Monica Bini, Alan Tapper, Peter Ellerton, Stephan John Millett & Sue Knight - 2019 - In Gilbert Burgh & Simone Thornton (eds.), Philosophical Inquiry with Children. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. pp. 156-171.
    Philosophy in schools in Australia dates back to the 1980s and is rooted in the Philosophy for Children curriculum and pedagogy. Seeing potential for educational change, Australian advocates were quick to develop new classroom resources and innovative programs that have proved influential in educational practice throughout Australia and internationally. Behind their contributions lie key philosophical and educational discussions and controversies which have shaped attempts to introduce philosophy in schools and embed it in state and national curricula. Drawing together a wide (...)
     
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    The role of directive moral teaching: Reply to Michael Hand’s ‘Moral education in the community of inquiry’.Sue Knight - 2020 - Journal of Philosophy in Schools 7 (2).
    In this commentary on Michael Hand’s paper ’Moral education in the community of inquiry’, I argue that Hand is right to call for the Community of Inquiry method to include directive moral teaching. I do so in the light of having worked with this broader conception, or something very like it, in the writing of the NSW Primary Ethics Curriculum. Using examples from this curriculum, I aim to show the necessity of a broader Col, and to argue for a process (...)
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    Three varieties of cultural relativism.Sue Knight - 1984 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 16 (1):23–36.