We Need to Start Teaching Philosophy in Schools

The capacity for deep reflection may be a very important skill to teach for the 21st century. Maybe even the most important one.

Teaching philosophy is a necessity in our schools.
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I am sure that I am not the only educator concerned about the state of our world. There is no shortage of crises that humanity is facing and will face. This demands radical new approaches to our methods. But that is not enough. Teaching philosophy in our schools is another necessity. Let me elaborate.

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My Name is Alexander Benesch, but it is okay to just address me with Alex. I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, where I have been teaching special needs students, among many other activities. I write about education and teaching, provide tips for teachers and lesson materials, and blog about educational technology. I also offer my tutoring services via the blog. I am passionate about teaching and I have many thoughts and opinions about pedagogy, education, and social issues. I believe that our education systems need a major revolution to be fit for the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. That is why I decided to write about it.

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