Pieter Mostert is a practical philosopher, educational consultant and conversation specialist.
He moved to South Africa in February 2013, where he facilitates different types of learning conversations, from home schooling to teacher training. He holds a PhD from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and is a specialist in making conversations pleasant, fruitful and lasting, under circumstances that may be difficult (in a conflict or dispute, for example) or unusual (in the kitchen or on the train, for example).
Here Pieter offers his views and experiences on what happens with children who are learning to argue and debate well at school.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 10th October 2016 at 12:00am
On The Philosophy Foundation blog recently, we have seen posts by Pete Worley on the Hokey Kokey method, and Steven Campbell-Harris on his Kokey Hokey Method. This blog is from Tim Sprod author of Discussions in Sceince and Philosophical Discussions in Moral Education in response to these blogs.
Posted by Emma Worley on 29th September 2016 at 12:00am
Steven Campbell-Harris, one of our experienced philosophy specialists gives a new twist to Pete's 'Hokey Kokey' method, as a response to Pete's article from last week. The 'Kokey Hokey' method could be a big help when you're up against those particular children who think that philosophy can't relate to real life.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 27th September 2016 at 12:00am
When a secondary school teacher being trained in facilitation forgot Pete was visiting, to observe one of his philosophy sessions, he had an epiphany:
"This is what my colleagues need to know about how this philosophy stuff works."
And here's what happened in the classroom on that day...
Posted by Joe Tyler on 20th September 2016 at 12:00am