Promoting Social and Cognitive Development in Schools

Steve Trickey

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:26, s. 187-191

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This study investigated the effects of collaborative philosophical enquiry on children’s cognitive abilities; critical thinking and socio-emotional perceptions. The study took place over a four-year period in mainstream classes in primary schools in Scotland. This paper provides a summary of the overall evaluation.


Philosophy for children; thinking; evaluation; cognitive ability


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