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

Existential Anxiety is Contagious

Ben Irvine, a writer and philosopher, recently contacted The Philosophy Foundation to tell us about his latest book.  Here, he's got an interesting story to tell us about what not to teach those who are new to philosophy.  And what philosophers can and should learn from their pupils.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 21st September 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, Guest Blogger, Education

Tags: Existence, Anxiety

Pieter Mostert | On the value of debate and disagreement

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


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Guest Blogger

In out, in out, shake it all about

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


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Guest Blogger, Education

Tags: Hokey Kokey Method, Teacher training

Book review: ‘Provocations: Philosophy for Secondary Schools’ by David Birch

Oddly, very few books exist to help teachers foster philosophical enquiry among high schoolers. Of these few, David Birch’s Provocations is a standout, distinguished by the originality, breadth and richness of its material.

Posted by on 14th May 2014 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Guest Blogger

Tags: Michelle Sowey, David Birch, Provocations, Book Review, Philosophy for teenagers