Jana Mohr Lone Ph.D.

Jana Mohr Lone Ph.D.

Philosophy Professor specializing in Philosophy for Children

Jana Mohr Lone is the director and founder of the University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children. The Center brings philosophers and students trained in philosophy into K-12 public school classrooms to facilitate philosophy classes. Jana is the author of The Philosophical Child, which explores ways that parents and other adults can stimulate philosophical conversations about children's questions, and she co-edited the book Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People, which examines various issues involved in teaching philosophy to young people. Since 1995 she has taught philosophy in classrooms from preschool to college, as well as taught college students, K-12 teachers, parents and others about ways to b

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Jana Mohr Lone is the director and founder of the University of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children. The Center brings philosophers and students trained in philosophy into K-12 public school classrooms to facilitate philosophy classes. Jana is the author of The Philosophical Child, which explores ways that parents and other adults can stimulate philosophical conversations about children's questions, and she co-edited the book Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People, which examines various issues involved in teaching philosophy to young people. Since 1995 she has taught philosophy in classrooms from preschool to college, as well as taught college students, K-12 teachers, parents and others about ways to bring philosophy into the lives of young people. A frequent writer and speaker about pre-college philosophy, Jana is the chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy and the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Questions: Philosophy for Young People.

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The University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing philosophy to K-12 students.
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Jana Mohr Lone is the director and founder of the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children. The Center brings philosophers and students trained in philosophy into K-12 public school classrooms to facilitate philosophy classes.
Awards:
• Author, The Philosophical Child (2012) • Co-Editor, Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People (2012) • Recipient, Timeless Award to Distinguished Alumni, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2012) • President, PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) • Chair, American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy • Founding editor-in-chief of journal Questions: Philosophy for Young People • Recipient, Educational Service District "Friend of Children" Award, Wenatchee, Washington (2007)

Books

Philosophy and Education
2012
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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The Philosophical Child
2012
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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