The main focus of the study was to try and make the children look at their behaviour and how they could deal with. During the sessions as they went on the focus did change slightly.
During the first session the philosophical question asked was: What makes a good person? Following the rules or making people happy?
They nearly all felt that making people happy was far better than sticking to the rules. They were asked if they were all given cakes would they be happy? Yes. What if the cakes had been stolen? Half said that was not right and wouldn’t eat them, the other half said they would as they had not been the one who stole them.
Second session was regarding; are rules the same as laws? This session was more debated as majority of the felt it was the parents’ fault of how they had been brought up. One child did say if he had been nicer to his mum then that would make him nicer in the future towards a girlfriend/wife.
By the end of all the sessions, they did all work together and gave each other time to share their opinions. This would sometimes change their own opinions as they had not thought of specific reasons to help with changing their minds. Last session went very well. Great debates even between friends, who would all normally be the same. In the end it showed that the children could listen to others and it also made them more aware of listening to each other.