Apprentices of Listening

Our guest blogger for this piece is Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti, a philosophy teacher from the Netherlands.  He provides us with some thoughtful insights on the importance of cultivating listening skills when creating little philosophers in the classroom.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 23rd January 2018 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy, Guest Blogger

Tags: Socrates, Listening, Music

Can Philosophy for Children Stop Trump?

Can teaching philosophy to children prevent another Trump from being elected, or even created in the future?  Andy West, a specialist philosophy teacher at The Philosophy Foundation delves into the question... thinking about the history of how we got to where we are now, and also his own experience of doing philosophy with children.  His answer may surprise you...

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


Category: P4C, Education, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, Politics, Choice

Improving English through teaching philosophy - A case Study

A teacher at a priamry school receives an internal observation using techniques that Steven Harris has employed in philosophy for her English class. Featuring one of Homer's epic poems!

 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 11th December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: philosophy, outstanding, teacher, odyssey, observation, case study

5 year-olds run their own philosophy sessions - a case study

Steve Hoggins is a Philosophy Foundation specialist working with the Gipsy Hill Federation in south east London. He tells us about how an initially quiet class open up and begin to facilitate their own sessions, not only by asking their own questions but also by managing the class themselves.  And they are only five!

Posted by Emma Worley on 1st December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Education, Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for young children, philosophy for children, early years

Welcome address to The Philosophy Foundation's 10 Year Anniversary event

Emma

Read Emma Worley's opening address at our 10 year Anniversary event on September 20th 2017. The event was used to raise money for our work with children in care in Brent, as part of our Korczak / Hoffman project, as well as a celebration of 10 years of working as an organisation.

Posted by Emma Worley on 4th October 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: 10 year anniversary, 10-4-10, P4C, philosophy for children, philosophy for children in care, korczak