Muriel Philippe, documentalist teacher at LFIA for many years, leads workshops that are very much appreciated by our students: the philosophy workshops.
I am Muriel Philippe. I have been working for many years at LFIA as a teacher-documentary specialist.
After having followed a training course at SEVE (Savoir Etre et Vivre Ensemble) to become an animator of philosophy workshops for children and teenagers, our principal Mr. Fabrice Humann supported this project and every week the students of CM1, CM2 and 6e participate in a workshop in our beautiful library.
Why a philosophy workshop?
Philosophy workshops with elementary school students can be very beneficial for several reasons, including:
- Stimulating reflection and intellectual curiosity: Philosophy workshops can help students develop critical thinking skills and reflect on fundamental questions. It can also stimulate their intellectual curiosity and desire to learn more about the world around them.
- Improve communication and listening skills: Philosophy workshops encourage students to express themselves freely and listen to others in a respectful manner. This can help students improve their ability to communicate effectively and to understand others’ points of view.
- Encourage problem solving: Philosophy workshops can help students learn to solve problems creatively and explore different possible solutions.
- Encourage empathy and respect for others: Philosophy workshops can help students develop empathy and respect for others by encouraging them to consider the perspectives and experiences of others.
- Promote self-confidence: Philosophy workshops can help students develop self-confidence by allowing them to express their opinions and defend their ideas in a group setting.