09 February 2007

Philosophy from the Cradle

In my experience, the Scots are typically a step (or several) ahead on most matters of importance. More grist for the mill from the BBC:

Nursery Pupils Taught Philosophy
BBC News
5 February 2007


Children as young as four are being taught philosophy in nursery, BBC Scotland has learned. The Clackmannanshire Council initiative is believed to be the first run by a local authority in Britain. New research from Dundee University suggests learning philosophy raises children's IQ by up to 6.5 points and improves their emotional intelligence.

2 comments:

semiophile said...

No matter how dubious (in a well-intentioned way) this all sounds (I mean, does it all have to boil down to the comparison of IQ levels?), I still think it's a great idea! It's never too early to question one's existence!!! *kidding* (No, really, I think it's great)

That said, your blog's great too! How fresh! How seemingly random! Yet still relevant.

De Dicto said...

Thanks, Semiophile! Stop by again ... and tell your friends.