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Welcome to The Philosophy Foundation website

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.

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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.


26th Nov We would point you to the people who set it up to answer this question! @Annecdotist meet @StoicWeek @NorahColvin @the_if_man
26th Nov working with concepts, new blog by @the_if_man: http://t.co/TM8fmO73EJ #ukedchat #literacy why philosophy should be in your classroom.
26th Nov See this blog http://t.co/eLJx4i48j2 and this latest one: http://t.co/TM8fmO73EJ @ClasswatchUK @debrakidd
25th Nov RT @NorahColvin: A 2nd reblog in a row via @philosophyfound @the_if_man Thinking of you @Annecdotist What would I do without them?! http:…
25th Nov @ClasswatchUK @debrakidd yes, which is why we're doing what we're doing. Esp. in primary and EYFS.
25th Nov RT @debrakidd: New blog post - what we might learn from the IB http://t.co/11YCR4fF4p
25th Nov @ClasswatchUK @debrakidd in complete agreement. Developing understanding of concepts key to unlocking all areas of learning.
25th Nov RT @tes: Rote learning in nurseries can harm maths skills for life, MPs find http://t.co/IDgi3Wym9R
25th Nov RT @HuffPostEdu: 10 gifts that will keep children learning for years http://t.co/pzxFkIBEhK
25th Nov RT @StoicWeek: Common Pitfalls for inexpert Stoics... http://t.co/YVA0LHIRnd

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