Katy and Tim, two newly trained specialists with The Philosophy Foundation were involved with a 'literacy and philosophy project' this term, run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library - to get the children thinking through stories and storytelling. They've both written about their experience, and in this first blog, Katy has some stories to tell about frogs, scorpions and how one mini-philosopher became Sartre for a day.
Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am
Steven Campbell-Harris attended the SOPHIA conference in Portugal this month. Here's some of his thoughts on what went on. If you were there and would like to contribute further ideas to our blog, feel free to post a reply in the comments section, or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Joe Tyler on 12th July 2017 at 12:00am
The Philosophy Foundation’s group of under privileged youngsters got to edit the news at The Guardian offices on the 9th of June. It was a long and rewarding day for all of us... starting off with some thought provoking enquiry: "the sun will rise tomorrow" is that a fact, or an opinion?
Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th June 2017 at 12:00am
Pete outlines an important pedagogical distinction for anyone facilitating philosophical conversations out there, helping to answer the question: when should you use the strategy of 'iffing and anchoring' and when is 'anchoring' without iffing enough?
Posted by Joe Tyler on 16th May 2017 at 12:00am