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Scholar on teaching philosophy to children to give lecture, lead workshops

The UGA philosophy department and the Office of Service-Learning will present a lecture by Tom Wartenberg, “Doing Philosophy with Frog and Toad,” on Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 115 of Peabody Hall.

A professor emeritus of philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, Wartenberg is one of the leading scholars in the U.S. working on teaching philosophy to children. The lecture, part of a weeklong visit, is free and open to the public.

Author of Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy Through Children’s Literature (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), Wartenberg received the 2011 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs and the 2013 Merritt Prize for Distinguished Service to the Philosophy of Education.

Wartenberg’s visit to UGA will include two workshops, “Philosophizing with Children,” on Feb. 12 at 5 p.m., and “Philosophizing with High School Students,” on Feb. 15 at noon. The workshops are free, but seating is limited.