Schools

   
Difficulties of pupils Goals of practice
   
Intellectual aspect: thinking by oneself  
Does not listen To reformulate
Is indolent To confront others’ thinking
Does not keep focus To be careful to one’s thinking
Consider others hostile To be interested in others
Is self-centered To stimulate astonishment
   
Existential : being oneself  
Is indifferent To identify and name things
Does not question To question
Lacks coherency To get started in Logic
Confused and limited speech To structure the speech
Gregarious behaviors To define their identity
   
Social aspect : being in the group  
Conflict of values To be aware of their values
Religious thinking To think the unthinkable
Spirit of consumption To commit to a work
Sexism To set a common language
To want to be right To think with others
   

The philosophers Bernard Stiegler and Hartmut Rosa analyze major social changes linked to the development of new technologies.

For their part, teachers are aware of these transformations and must take them into account in order to give meaning to their work: increasing difficulties in listening and concentrating, changes in the relationship to the written word, to images, to others and to themselves.

Moreover, the resources offered by computers, tablets and smartphones make certain aspects of traditional teaching obsolete. Why continue to offer lectures when excellent ones can be found online ?

The philosophy practice we propose takes into account these changes and tries to remedy the difficulties they entail while relying on the possibilities they offer.

Since courses and knowledge are easily available online, the classroom becomes the place of an encounter, of a here and now that no media can replace.

Philosophical workshops are based on the effectiveness of an encounter with the other and with oneself through argumentative debate, the formulation of one’s thoughts, listening to others, reformulating their ideas, working on questioning and observing one’s and others’ attitudes.