The vision for Café-philo is to help provide a space for our high school students to engage in elevated conversation using the Socratic method. We hope students will practice expressing their own ideas and reactions in a respectful manner while enhancing their thinking on and understanding of democracy.
Format of Café-philo:
- A speaker presents a topic for the first 25-30 minutes
- Students/teachers break into groups for dialogue and exploration of ideas about the matter which has been presented for the last 25 minutes
The goal will be to have a Café-philo time four times this year. Grades 9&10 will meet together one week and then grades 11&12 together another week to keep our groups small enough for meaningful dialogue.
Our first two Café-philo dialogues:
Monday, September 27th (grades 9&10)
Monday, October 4th (grades 11&12)