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The Philosophy Foundation

An award winning educational charity raising aspirations and attainment through doing philosophical enquiry in the classroom. We also work in the community and business as part of our life-long learning initiative.

Our Mission

The Philosophy Foundation is a unique educational charity whose aim is to bring philosophy to schools and the wider community. Through doing philosophy in the classroom our primary concern is to improve educational opportunities for the disadvantaged, and to enable every child to flourish. Philosophical enquiry develops speaking and listening skills vital for literacy and emotional development, helps children who find it difficult to access other classes, and encourages critical and creative thinking essential in the 21st Century. 

One of our core purposes is to encourage, support and sponsor non-privileged children into studying philosophy at University.


7th Jul Be interested to hear @julesevans77 thoughts on this: https://t.co/8KvNPAfI8F
7th Jul RT @JoeHumphreys42: Philosophy in Irish schools symposium, Dublin August 22nd: http://t.co/raHOgi6Ls2 @crblease @philosophyfound @the_if_
4th Jul Have you seen this article in the Irish Times by @JoeHumphreys42 (interviewing @the_if_man) http://t.co/qrVHJNuseu @The_Why_Machine?
1st Jul RT @rapclassroom: Controversial claim! https://t.co/DktSvcyrLe
1st Jul Yes, can you take Nicky Morgan into your classroom please @headguruteacher https://t.co/Sk2YVk1cF6
1st Jul RT @joehallg: Secondary Schools: Time to occupy your curriculum? Watch @headguruteacher lecture with responses from panel at 1pm today @rsa
30th Jun @mfordhamhistory > Hamlet (Tennant) and the History's. If you can get the recent version of Love Labours Lost it is wonderful show.
30th Jun @johndavidblake @mfordhamhistory agree, & would suggest Fiennes' Coriolanus too. RSC have added films of their theatre shows recently too>
30th Jun RT @MissAVECarter: I am looking forward to giving my demonstration 30/7/15 https://t.co/NpJLg6p8p1
30th Jun A month to go until the @pssconference in Leeds, keynotes from @lewis_lizzy @the_if_man + wide variety of workshops: http://t.co/OJzngehViy

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