Socrates, Philosophy & Black Friday

‘Look at all these things I don’t need!’ the philosopher Socrates is said to have declared as he stood before the many stalls filling the marketplace of Ancient Athens.

Posted by on 28th November 2014 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy

Working with Concepts

Philosophy is not part of the curriculum so why on earth should anyone spend time doing philosophy with their class?

Posted by on 26th November 2014 at 12:00am

Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, philosophy for children, Philosophy in the classroom, Conceptual Learning

Stoic Week Philosophy Session Plan

Here’s a lesson plan for Years 6 and up (and able Y5s) on Stoic-related themes for Stoic Week. Draw from it what you want. Taken from Peter Worley‘s forthcoming book, 40 lessons to get children thinking [September 2015].

Posted by on 25th November 2014 at 12:00am

Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, Stoicism, Lesson Plans

The Question X Revisited

We read this blog ‘Closed Question Quizzing, Unfashionable Yet Effective‘ by Andy Tharby the other day. The virtues of closed questioning are well known toThe Philosophy Foundation as they are central to our philosophical questioning approach, so we wanted to share this extract taken from a chapter entitled ‘If it, Anchor it, Open it up: A closed, guided questioning technique‘ that Peter Worley has written for the forthcoming book The Socratic Handbook

Posted by on 12th November 2014 at 12:00am

Category: P4C, Philosophy

Tags: Open and closed Questioning, P4C

How to use poetry for philosophy enquiries

Pete explains how to use poetry in the classroom to get a philosophy discussion going.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 9th October 2014 at 12:00am

Category: Poetry, Philosophy, P4C

Tags: National Poetry Day