There is a classroom at Prince Charles Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia, where children are taught that are no answers, only questions. Their teacher is Tiffany Poirier whose goal is to bring the study of philosophy to children, and what better way to do it then though questioning?
For more details, check out Tiffany’s book “Q is for question”
It goes without saying that we find the idea brilliant and we think that more schools should try the same thing, but we also question its utility in the world we live in. There are still lots of people who consider philosophy impractical, even contemptible, and GOP candidate Rick Santorum suggested in 2012 that institutions of higher learning were centers of liberal indoctrination.
Is questioning something that those children will gradually forget, as they grow up and become adults? If they keep on questioning, will it be in their disadvantage at work?