Friday, October 29, 2010

Lecture - Attending the Process in Philosophical Discussion - Rudi Kotnik - 3rd Better World Conference

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Attending the process in philosophical discussion, Rudi Kotnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Within teacher education focused on developing skills for guiding philosophical discussion student teachers usually have difficulties which can be overcome. The paper, therefore, explores two essential aspects of guiding philosophical discussion. One is related on the process of developing philosophical skills where in the context of experiential learning special attention is focused on the conceptualisation of the process of philosophical discussion, i.e. to develop student teacher’s ability to notice what is happening, to recognise philosophical potential and to find appropriate intervention. The other is related to the obstacles of this flow: how student teachers prevent themselves from learning. This is focused on the psychological aspects and helps students to recognise how they interrupt the contact. When they become aware of their process (what is happening with them when they have difficulties in noticing, recognising or intervening) they can restore the contact, the flow and thus enable their learning and the learning of students.

3rd International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, October 2010, Maribor, Slovenia.
Further details can be found at the conference websites:
Basic information at​debateblog/​better/​Welcome.html
News blog at
The conference was organized by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor in Slovenia , ZIP, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, institute for culture of dialogue , and the World Debate Institute of the University of Vermont​debateblog/​wdi/​Welcome.html .
The organizers are grateful for the support of our sponsor QatarDebate .
Thanks to organizers Boris Vezjak, Alfred Snider and Bojana Skrt. Special thanks to Peter Mesarec, Monica Sobocan and Aljoša Polšak.
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