Published by KAIROS - Greek Theological Association for the improvement of the Religious Education ISSN: 2623-4386

* Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης, Παιδαγωγικό τμήμα Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης, ΕΔΙΠ, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kapodistrian University of Athens), Graduate Certificate in Interfaith Dialogue (Hartford Seminary, CT, USA) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Έκδοση / Published:  Τόμος 4ος, Τεύχος 1ο [ Οκτώβριος 2021 ] / Vol. IIII, Issue 1 [ October 2021 ]

Σελίδες / Pages:  53-65

Κατηγορία / Category:  Άρθρα (με διπλή κριτική αξιολόγηση) / Articles (peer-reviewed)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30457/040120214

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This paper examines the possibility of approaching religious concepts through philosophy with children. Initially, a brief clarification of the terms “philosophy with children” and “emerging philosophy” is attempted. The relationship of “philosophy with children” with religious education according to the Kindergarten’s curriculum is then explored. The importance of creating a research community of inquiry is highlighted as an ideal research method of approaching children’s questions and queries. Additionally, the paper underlines the importance of careful listening to children’s ideas along with the moments of emerging philosophy that arise from children’s themselves. The analysis of a particular dialogue among children on religious matters offers a better understanding of the relationship that may exist between religiosity and philosophy with children.


Key words
philosophy with children, emerging philosophy, community of inquiry, listening.


Νικολιδάκη, Σ. (2021). Η (αναδυόμενη) φιλοσοφία με παιδιά ως πρόταση προσέγγισης θρησκευτικών εννοιών που απασχολούν παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας. Ελληνική Περιοδική Έκδοση για τη Θρησκευτική Εκπαίδευση/ Greek Journal of Religious Education, 4(1), 53-65. DOI: 10.30457/040120214