Young Philosophers Take The Law Into Their Own Hands

Last month's Young Philosophers Project trip saw our group of young thinkers apprehending, comprehending and judging both works of art and a case of criminal conviction in the impressive offices of Simmons & Simmons.  Thanks to the organisers from the law firm and to Magistrates in the Community for making this trip such a success.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 13th March 2018 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: Law, Young Philosophers, Judgement, Aesthetics, Decision

Is there a meaning of life and can philosophy help?

Peter Worley reflects on the meaning of life through Hamlet.

Posted by Peter Worley on 12th March 2018 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: Shakespeare, Stocism, Stoics

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: Philosophy, P4C, Guest Blogger, Education

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: Philosophy, P4C, Education

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