The main competence of philosophizing is very broad. Under the term ‘philosophizing’ we collect competencies that enable young people to research topics independently and in dialogue. We do this by means of a qualitative source analysis, critical thinking, reflection, reflection on identity development, judgements about good and evil and by taking a closer look at participation processes in society.

In this inspiration box we give an impetus to inspire with working methods or methodologies to coach young people in the development of these competencies. In addition, under the section ‘Pedagogical-didactical tools’ we make suggestions for sources in which philosophizing as a didactic method for teaching about citizenship is touched upon. These methods can be used for a wider range of purposes than just guiding young people within the competence of philosophizing. Philosophy as a didactic method can be a starting point for emancipatory citizenship didactics.