1. Foundations of Democracy and Sustainability: Power, Reality and Dragons.Margaret Joan MacDonald & Warren Bowen - 2015 - Childhood and Philosophy 11 (22):265-282.
    The goal of our work has been to better understand how Engaged Philosophical Inquiry can be used with young children on topics related to our local forest environment as part our foundation curriculum on sustainability. Theoretically we draw on the work of Matthew Lipman ; Philosophy for Children ; Phillip Cam, ; John Dewey, ; Gunilla Dahlberg and Peter Moss to discuss democratic community building, and ethical pedagogical approaches related to EPI and young children. Working with children of this age (...)
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    Using Engaged Philosophical Inquiry to Deepen Young Children’s Understanding of Environmental Sustainability: Being, Becoming and Belonging.Margaret MacDonald, Warren Bowen & Cher Hill - 2017 - Journal of Philosophy in Schools 4 (1).
    This research paper shares findings related to our use of Engaged Philosophical Inquiry with a group of young children as a pedagogical method taken up to extend young children’s thinking about human use of forest parkland and to determine the children’s ontological positions related to environmental sustainability. The study was conducted in a forested area adjoining a ‘living building’ childcare centre. Here researchers, along with a core group of 9-13 children, their teachers, and a Philosopher-in-Residence visited the forest environment on (...)
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