Peter Worley | Getting Deeper with Poetry

It's National Poetry Day on Thursday 6th October 2016.  Pete offers some suggestions for how you can tackle poetry in a philosophical way with your class.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 3rd October 2016 at 12:00am

Category: Poetry, Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Concept Box, Wordless books, Metaphor

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

Peter Worley | A philosophical enquiry strategy for up-against-it secondary school teachers

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

Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Philosophy in Secondary Schools, Hokey Kokey Method, Curriculum, Teacher training

The Young Philosophers

“We should select young people who shine in philosophy and who would not otherwise get to see certain places and have those opportunities; then we take them there and give them those opportunities, as philosophers”.

Inspired by these words (or something pretty close to them), the impact of The Philosophy Foundation’s (TPF) World Philosophy Day activities and mindful of the lack of experiences and opportunities that many children we work with have, we set up the ‘Young Philosophers’ programme. 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 1st August 2016 at 12:00am

Category: P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, projects, Numberverse, community, disadvantaged pupils, Charity

Young Philosophers on nature

We took 22 children in total from Dalmain, Kelvin Grove and St Joseph’s schools to explore and think about nature from the inside and visit a surprising little nature reserve stuck between a grid of roads in a Peckham residential area.

The Young Philosophers programme is now preparing to build on the successes for next year. 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 21st June 2016 at 12:00am

Category: P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, Nature