Korczak/Hoffman Project

We would like to use the opportunity of celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary to raise funds to work with children in care, and those coming out of care. We are calling this the Korczak/Hoffman Project after the people who inspired it.

 

Posted by Emma Worley on 8th September 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: P4C, philosophy for children, fundraising, children in care, vulnerable children, 10 year anniversary, celebration

Zombie Elves and Existentialism: Doing Philosophy with Children

In this second blog about our 'literacy and philosophy project', run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library, Tim digs into how thinking through stories and sharing ideas created cognitive shifts for the children.  Closing with some wonderful insights on the question: what is a story?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy

Tags: literacy, Storytelling, Existence

Storythinking: Immersing Children in Philosophy

Katy and Tim, two newly trained specialists with The Philosophy Foundation were involved with a 'literacy and philosophy project' this term, run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library - to get the children thinking through stories and storytelling.  They've both written about their experience, and in this first blog, Katy has some stories to tell about frogs, scorpions and how one mini-philosopher became Sartre for a day.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy

Tags: literacy, Storytelling

Whose question is it anyway?

Steven Campbell-Harris attended the SOPHIA conference in Portugal this month.  Here's some of his thoughts on what went on.  If you were there and would like to contribute further ideas to our blog, feel free to post a reply in the comments section, or get in touch with joe@philosophy-foundation.org

Posted by Joe Tyler on 12th July 2017 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy

Tags: Questioning, SOPHIA, good thinking

Young Philosophers edit news on election day

The Philosophy Foundation’s group of under privileged youngsters got to edit the news at The Guardian offices on the 9th of June.  It was a long and rewarding day for all of us... starting off with some thought provoking enquiry: "the sun will rise tomorrow" is that a fact, or an opinion?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th June 2017 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy

Tags: Young Philosophers, Knowledge, Belief