|Dr. Catherine C. McCall||The.Philosophy.Doctor@gmail.com|
Director of EPIC [The European Philosophical Inquiry Centre] “Thinking Solutions”
Author and Philosopher: http://tcd.academia.edu/CatherineMcCall
President: Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for doing Philosophy with Children. http://sophia.eu.org/
Management Consultant, Philosophical Inquiry Trainer, SAPERE Trainer
Founding Member (1985): ICPIC [the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children] www.icpic.org/
President: Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for doing Philosophy with Children. http://sophia.eu.org/
Fellow of the RSA
Member ICPIC Advisory Board: representing Europe and SOPHIA.
Advisory Board: “Philosophy of Management, formerly Reason in Practice”
Editorial Board: The Journal of Criticism
1977 Moderatorship in Mental and Moral Science (BA Honours Philosophy), Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland
1979 TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Postgraduate Certificate Kent University, England, UK
1980 MA in Philosophy, awarded by Cambridge University, England UK
1982 MSc in Applied Psychology, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Wales, UK.1985 PhD in Philosophy, Manchester University, England , UK.
|USA Government Appointment||
1985 –86 External Expert in Values and Character Education
for the Sate of New Jersey, USA Advising the State of New Jersey in Character and Values Education and judging educational programmes created to develop character and values in students from all the Education Authorities in New Jersey.
Grants, Fellowships & Honours
1980 Awarded the UK State Postgraduate Studentship (to study for a Masters of Science at UWIST)
1982 Won the Manchester University Postgraduate Scholarship, UK, to study for a PhD in Philosophy. (Competitive Scholarship for PhD study)
1984 Awarded the IAPC Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA. For post-doctoral studies in the Philosophical Underpinnings of the Philosophy for Children programmes at Montclair State College, NJ, USA.
1987 Awarded the NEH Professors’ Fellowship (The National Endowment for the Humanities), USA. For research into the Philosophy of Childhood at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, with Prof. Gareth Matthews.
1991 Appointed The Stevenson Lecturer in Citizenship of Glasgow University, Scotland, UK1993 Fellow of the RSA (The Royal Society for the Arts. est. 1795) – Direct appointment by the Committee.
|Professional Theatre Work||
University undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, Professional Consultant.
Introduced Philosophy for children to the Eire – University lecturers and teachers1986 Sorbonne University Paris, France
Designed and delivered Philosophy for children course to University lecturers.
1986 Technical University of Barcelona, Spain.
Director International Residential Training Workshop
Introduced Philosophy for children to Catalonia . Designed and taught residential graduate training in Philosophy for children for: teachers , University Professors and politicians from France and Spain. Resulting in the establishment of IREF – the Catalan Centre for Philosophy for children.
1985–1986 IAPC Montclair State College, NJ, USA
Graduate course ‘Aesthetic Inquiry’ 12 graduate credits.Designed and taught this advanced course for teachers training in philosophy for children.
1986 – 1987 University of South Carolina, USA
Graduate course ‘Metaphysical Inquiry ‘12 graduate credits.Designed and taught this advanced course for teachers training in philosophy for children.
1986 – 1987 Lynbrooke School district, Long Island, USA
Philosophy for children Lecturer
Ran the philosophy for children programme for all the schools in the Lynbrooke school district. Philosophy for children was mandated throughout the school district.Trained teachers in in-service courses.Wrote a new philosophy curriculum for gifted and talented children.
1987 – 1988 Montclair State College, NJ, USA
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy
Released 80 % time as The Assistant Director of the Institute for Critical Thinking
Research on theory of Critical ThinkingCreated and taught undergraduate courses on Critical Thinking for 1) Science undergraduate students, 2) Basic Skills undergraduate studentsCreated and taught Faculty Development course for interdisciplinary University staff on: ‘The Rhetoric of the Disciplines’.Taught undergraduate Logic in the Philosophy dept.Taught undergraduate Ethics in the Philosophy Dept.
1988 – 1990 Montclair State College, NJ, USA
Visiting Professor, IAPC
Taught two 12-credit Graduate courses training teachers in philosophy for childrenDesigned and ran a (Self financed) two – year action research project on Philosophical Inquiry with young children, which was:
Broadcast internationally in UK, USA, Poland, Australia, The Netherlands, Canada, etc. This BBC documentary is used in teacher training colleges internationally from 1990 and by SAPERE from 1993 onwards.
1990 Road Traffic Accident in Scotland, serious injuries, resuscitated. , 2 months in hospital, followed by 4 years of subsequent operations in the UK——————————————————————————————-
1991 University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
The 1991 Stevenson Lecturer in Citizenship
Created and delivered a new M.Phil. Degree course in Philosophical InquiryWrote and delivered the 4 Stevenson Lectures (published by Glasgow University Press 1991)
1991-93 Jordanhill Teacher Training College/Strathclyde University, Scotland, UK
Senior Lecturer (30%)
Director of the ‘Philosophical Inquiry in Values in Education project’Designed and taught courses for teachers
1993 – 2002 Glasgow University, Scotland, UK Senior Lecturer (90%)
Director of the Postgraduate Centre for Philosophical Inquiry
Wrote the M.Phil. Degree in Philosophical InquiryRan Department – hiring staff, office admin etc.Ran budgets – projects and coursesSupervised PhD students, 1992-2002Taught M.Phil. Students 1991-1998Directed community projects,Raised funds for community coursesOrganised conferences Etc.
1993 – 1994 Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Designed and taught Masters Degree Philosophical Inquiry course
1998 IBM (UK) Ltd Critical Thinking Consultant
2001 – 2010 Strathclyde University Centre for Lifelong Learning, Scotland, UK
1) Strathclyde University Certificate of Professional Development in Community of Philosophical Inquiryhttp://www.strath.ac.uk/cll/cpd/copi/2) Strathclyde University Certificate of Professional Development in Community of Enquiry Methodology http://www.strath.ac.uk/cll/cpd/communityofenquirymethodology/ Created and taught: ‘Introducing Philosophical Inquiry’ credit course‘Continuing Philosophical Inquiry’ credit course‘Philosophical Inquiry into Plato’ credit course‘Philosophical Inquiry into Aristotle’ credit course‘Life, the Universe and Everything’ credit course‘Philosophical Inquiry into Communities of the Future’ credit course
2006 Malta University, Malta
Visiting Lecturer MA degree
Designed and taught a Masters Degree Philosophy with children course.
2007 University of Iceland, Department of Philosophy, Rekyvic, Iceland
Presentation and seminars on:1) The underlying Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Nelson’s Socratic Method,2) The underlying Realist Philosophy of McCall’s Community of Philosophical Inquiry method3) The underlying Deweyan Philosophy of Lipman’s P4C method of philosophical dialogue.
2007 Continuing Education University of Iceland, Rekyvic, Iceland
Designed and taught training in Philosophy with Children for teachers and philosophers on: 1) the Guided Socratic Discussion method and 2) the Community of Enquiry method.
2007 Communities of the Future, South Carolina, USA
Directed dialogues on ‘Children Need Ideas’ for the 2nd Enlightenment Meeting.
2007 The Scottish Show 07 Director of The Design Inquiries Directed a series of Philosophical Inquiries with Designers – published in The Scottish Show 07
2007 – 2010 Strathclyde University Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy with Children
Visiting Lecturer Designing and creating course materials and teaching postgraduates:
Module One: Philosophy and Logic. This module provides students with an introduction to philosophy and the philosophical themes they are likely to encounter while facilitating philosophical dialogue. Course book for logic –McCall, C.(2008) ‘Logic is Magic’
Module Two: Participation in Practical Philosophy. The second in the series of four modules. It is during this module that the students will be participants in McCall’s Community of Philosophical Inquiry (COPI).
.Module Three: Theory of Philosophy with Children This module introduces students to the theoretical assumptions and underpinnings of Philosophy with Children practices such as McCall’s Community of Philosophical Inquiry, Lipman’s Philosophy for Children and Nelson’s Socratic Method. Students will also be introduced to the idea of practical philosophy and its place within Scottish history and culture. Course book for Module Three: McCall, C. (2009) ‘Transforming Thinking: PhilosophicalIinquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom’ Routledge, David Fulton.
Module Four: Facilitating Philosophy with Children. This module is the culmination of the previous three modules. It is during this module that the students are assessed on their abilities to facilitate philosophy sessions by putting into practice the knowledge they acquired in the previous three modulesCourse book for Module Three: McCall, C. (2009) ‘Transforming Thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom’ Routledge, David Fulton.
In-Service Training for teachers, schools and Education Authorities,Etc.
1999 Philosophy for Teachers Glasgow University
Designed and taught courses in teaching philosophy in schools.
1999 Broughton High School – teaching philosophy in schools1999 Braidfield High School – teaching philosophy in schools
1999 Glasgow Adult Guidance Network Glasgow Challenge – Philosophical Inquiry for adults
2002 Professional Development Unit Faculty of Education University of Strathclyde
2002 St. Patrick’s Primary School In-service Reasoning
2002 Kilbowie Primary School In-service Citizenship courses
2002 St. Ninian’s Primary School In-service Citizenship and reasoning courses
2002 Glencryan School In-service Citizenship and reasoning courses
2003 Pitcoudie Primary School In-service Citizenship and reasoning courses
2003 Linnvale Primary School In-service Citizenship and reasoning courses
2003 –2004 NRAIS Trainer’s Training Designed and delivered a national postgraduate level training for senior Philosophy for children Teacher Trainers in the Trainers Training course
2004 East Renfrewshire CouncilPhilosophy in schools – philosophy day for pupils and staff
2004 Sunderland University Dept of Education
Consultancy on how to teach philosophy in schools
Philosophical Inquiry Community Projects 1990 – Present
* 1990 Established EPIC (the European Philosophical inquiry Centre)*1990 Introduced CoPI with 6 six-year olds Langbank Primary School – the first Philosophy with children project in the UK*
1991 EPIC Dialogues with Business Directors – the first Philosophy with business project in the UK *
1991 First International Philosophical Inquiry evening course at Glasgow University*
1992 EPIC ‘Empowerment through Philosophical Dialogue’ projects for mothers and children in Royston, Glasgow – the first Community Philosophy with parents children project in the UK*
1992 EPIC Scottish Business in the Community, workshops for business Directors
*1993 EPIC Adult Literacy CoPI project, Springburn, Glasgow – the first Philosophy with literacy project in the UK
*1994 EPIC Mother and children CoPI project Possil Park Glasgow*1995 EPIC ‘Philosophy is fun’ project Castlemilk Glasgow – 4 primary schools, 3 adult groups
*1995-97 PECA (Philosophy and Contemporary Art) EU project with Italy, Belgium, and Spain. 2 groups Children 5 years old and 11 years old.
*1996 EPIC Philosophical Dialogues with Prison Officers in Cornton Vale Prison
1997 EPIC Dialogues with Artists – the first Philosophy with Artists project in the UK. Dialogues published as a book – Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow
1997 The Glasgow Conversations – Dialogues with corporate directors
1998 Dialogues for Ayr Hospital surgeons, nurses, cleaners and admin staff – the first Philosophy project with health care workers in the UK.
1998 Ethics Dialogues with Grampian Health Care Trust (3 hospitals)*
1999 Scottish National Dialogue project on the knowledge economy (Scottish Enterprise)2000 -1 Strathclyde University Teacher Education courses *
1999 –2000 Children’s philosophy club – in community centre
2007 The Design Inquiries; CoPI with Designers for The Scottish Show 07, Published in ‘ The Scottish Show 07, Editors Bell, L. and McEachan, L. The Lighthouse, UK 2007, ISBN 1-905061-12-9.* Featured in national newspapers, radio and TV
Newspaper, Radio and TV Features on Philosophical Inquiry
1988 The Star Ledger NJ USA
1988 USA PBS TVChannel 11 ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (20 minute feature)
1990 BBC 2 Socrates for Six year Olds (1 hour documentary)
1990 The Glasgow Herald
1990 The Times
1990 BBC Radio Scotland
1991 The Scotsman
1991 BBC radio 4 ‘You and Yours ‘
1991 The Independent
1991 The Herald
1992 Radio Scotland
1993 The Scotsman
1994 STV News
1995 STV Scottish Action (20 minute feature)
1996 STV News
1996 The Telegraph
1996 The Guardian
1997 BBC News
1997 The Sun
1997 The Record
1998 The Times
1998 The Herald
1999 The Readers Digest
2005 STV News
2005 BBC Newsnight (20 minute feature)
2005 The TESS
2005 BBC Radio Scotland
2006 The TESS
2006 BBC Radio Scotland
Book Chapters :
1) Catherine McCall: “Laura and Paul” (USA edition)Philosophical novel for children 5-10 years old (1989)
2) Catherine McCall: “The Concepts of Person, Self and Human Being” Avebury Press (1990) Academic Philosophy.An analytic philosophical work on the concepts of ‘person’ ‘self’ and ‘human being’ and their relation to theories of personal identity which develops a new philosophical understanding of the meaning and roles of these concepts.
3) Catherine McCall: “Laura and Paul” (UK edition) Glasgow University Press (1990)Philosophical novel for children 5 – 10 years oldTranslated into Polish 1994
4) Catherine McCall: “The 1991 Stevenson Lectures In Citizenship” Glasgow University Press (1991)
Lecture 1 Philosophical Inquiry with Five Year Olds
Lecture 2 Communities of Inquiry
Lecture 3 Is it Rational to be Reasonable?
Lecture 4 Reasoning & Citizenship
5) Catherine McCall: “Changes” Glasgow University Press (1992)Philosophical novel for older teenagers and adults with functional illiteracy. (Translated into Spanish.)
6) Catherine McCall: “Exhibitions” Written for the PECA project (1995) (translated into French, Italian and Catalan) Philosophical novel for children 6 –11 years old featuring art and aesthetics
7) Catherine McCall: “Ken and Gelt” (1998)Philosophical novel for adults about the consequences of the knowledge economy
8) Catherine McCall: “John’s Story” (2005) Philosophical novel for young teenagers
9) Catherine McCall: “Laura and Paul” (3rd edition) , Trafford (2006)http://www.trafford .com
10) Catherine McCall: “Thinking Adventures” published by the Scottish Executive (2006)Guided Socratic Discussion course for 11- 13 year olds
11) Catherine McCall: “Teachers Guide to Thinking Adventures” published by the Scottish Executive (2006)http://www.flatproj ects.org. uk/projects/ c_centwesteduc/ conftoearn. aspTeacher’s manual on how to implement ‘Thinking Adventures’
12) Catherine McCall: “Thinking Changes” (2007)Guided Socratic Discussion course for 12- 14 year olds
13) Catherine McCall: “Teachers Guide to Thinking Changes” (2007)Teacher’s manual on how to implement ‘Thinking Changes’
14) Catherine McCall: “Thinking Challenges” (2007)Guided Socratic Discussion course for 13- 15 year olds
15) Catherine McCall: “Christine’s Story” (2007)Philosophical novel for teenagers
16) Catherine McCall: “Transforming Thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom” Routledge (March 2009)Book on the nature of Philosophical Inquiry; its origins, its underlying theory, its application and its effects.In preparation for publication
17) Catherine McCall: “Logic is Magic: An Introduction to Logic, Argumentation and Critical Thinking ” (2008) 11)Guide for teachers showing step by step how to implement ‘Philosophical Thinking’
MCCALL, C. (1993) “Young Children Generate Philosophical Ideas” in (Ed) Lipman, Matthew Thinking Children and Education , Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, USA.
MCCALL, C. (1997) “Jobs for Philosophers: Philosophical Inquiry—Origin and Development,” in (Ed.) Wim van der Vlist Perspectives in Philosophical Practice Doorwerth, Netherlands
MCCALL, C. (1998) “Everything Connected?” in (Ed) Philip Cam Thinking Stories 1 Hale & Iremonger, Pty. Ltd. , Australia
MCCALL, C. (2006) “Socrates for Six Year Olds: Theory and Practice” in (Eds) Daniela G. Camhy & Rainer Born Encouraging Philosophical Thinking Academia Verlag.
MCCALL, C. (2007) “Design Inquiries” . Published in ‘ The Scottish Show07, Editors Bell, L. and McEachan, L. The Lighthouse, UK 2007, ISBN 1-905061-12-9.
MCCALL, C. (2007) “Talking Thinking – Children Need Ideas” in ‘The 2nd Enlightenment Conference Proceedings’ . Communities of the Future, USA.
Recent (2005-2008*) Conference Papers and Presentations
MCCALL, C. (2005) Transforming Scotland through Philosophical Inquiry. The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5th Feb. 2005. (Featured on BBC2 Newsnight Scotland 5th Feb 2005) MCCALL, C. (2005) Children Philosophise through Thinking Adventures. Teachers Conference, East Renfrewshire, Scotland ,Sept 15th 2005MCCALL, C. (2005) Scotland in Europe . A Curriculum for Excellence: Celebrating the Diversity of ‘Philosophy’ in Scotland. Fife Philosophy Network, Scotland ,24th September, 2005. MCCALL, C. (2005) Philosophy with Children and Guided Socratic Discussion Head Teachers Conference, Troon, Scotland ,Nov 2005 MCCALL, C. (2006) Philosophy with Children – 3 Methods. Malta University, Malta, Feb 2006 MCCALL, C. (2006) Children doing Philosophical Inquiry. Live demonstration at The 2nd EPIC International Conference: TALKING THINKING, Strathclyde University, Scotland , June 2006MCCALL, C. (2006) Developing Future Citizens. LTS Citizenship Coordinators Conference, Stirling, Scotland ,1st Sept 2006 MCCALL, C. (2006) Confidence to Learn: Guided Philosophical Dialogue for S1-2 pupils. SETT Scottish Learning Festival, Glasgow, Scotland , 21st Sept. 2006 MCCALL, C. (2006) Philosophical Inquiry and Lifelong Learning. UNESCO International Conference “Dialogue – Culture – Philosophy” Graz, Austria, Oct. 2006 MCCALL, C. and CLEGHORN, P. (2006) Values and Citizenship through Philosophy with Children. 5-Nations Education for Values and Citizenship Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16- 18th Nov. 2006 MCCALL, C. (2007) Philosophising with Children. University of Iceland Philosophy Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland , Feb 2007. MCCALL, C. (2007) Five-year-old Children in Philosophical Dialogue. The 2nd Enlightenment Conference, South Carolina, USA, 2nd March 2007 MCCALL, C. (2007) Philosophical Inquiry with Children. Key Note, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain One day Conference on Philosophy for Children, St Andrews University, Scotland, 17th March 2007 MCCALL, C. (2007) Philosophy with Children in Scotland. SOPHIA Network International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2007. MCCALL, C. (2007) Philosophy with Children – What is it? Key Note, SOPHIA Conference, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 22nd Nov 2007. MCCALL, C. (2008) SOPHIA and Philosophy with Children. Key Note, Passie voor Filosoferen, Derde Conferentie Kinderfilosofie in Nederland, Arnhem, March 19th 2008. MCCALL, C. (2008) Three Methods of Philosophical Dialogue: differences and similarities between Nelson’s Socratic Method, Lipman’s P4C Method and McCall’s CoPI Method. E-Learning in Dialogue: Innovative Teaching and Learning in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, University of York, England, May 14th-15th 2008 —————————————————————————————
2005 – 2011
East Renfrewshire Council Dept. of Education, Scotland, UK
Philosophy in Education Consultant
2005 – 2006Wrote
2)‘The Teachers Guide to Thinking Adventures’(funded by FlaT)Trained over 180 teachers from 7 High Schools in how to implement Guided Socratic Discussion in the classroom2007 – 2009 Guided Socratic Discussion Books completed
3) Wondering P3-4
4) Teacher’s Guide to Wondering P3-4
5) Thinking Changes S2
6) Teachers Guide to Thinking Changes S2
7) Thinking Challenges S3
8) Teacher’s Guide to Thinking Challenges S3
9) Wondering Adventures P5-6
10) Teacher’s Guide to Wondering Adventures P5-6
Trained further 345 Primary and Secondary teachers.Filmed P4, S1, S2 and S3 GSD courses for training DVD.
11) Talking Thinking P7
12) Teacher’s Guide to Talking Thinking P7