Moral imagination as an educational capability:
Philosophy for Children and the Capabilities Approach to Moral Agency
Workshop facilitator: Natalie Fletcher (Concordia University)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Neville Scarfe, Room 310
How can moral imagination enhance young people’s moral agency in an autonomy-facilitating educational context?
Drawing on the Capabilities Approach developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, this workshop will make a case for moral imagination as a complex, evolving capability that can broaden young people’s opportunities for exploring and determining the kinds of lives they have reason to value as emerging moral agents.
The first part of the workshop will outline the implications of moral imagination on the community of philosophical inquiry (CPI) model, with a focus on the access it offers to conceptual resources, dialogic space and creative expression.
The second part of the workshop will consist in a collaborative mini-inquiry session and a showcase of philosophically themed projects inspired by morally imaginative P4C practice.
No RSVP necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend!
This workshop is brought to you by the Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium (EPIC). EPIC connects scholars, practitioners, students and everyone interested in this pedagogy.