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

Steven Campbell-Harris | The Kokey Hokey Method

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

Category: Philosophy, Education

Tags: Hokey Kokey Method, Philosophy for teenagers, 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

World Poetry Day 2016

UNESCO marks World Poetry Day every year on the 21st March.

In celebrating World Poetry Day UNESCO recognises the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

The Philosophy Foundation use poetry to explore philosophy, and philosophy to explore poetry.

Posted by on 3rd March 2016 at 12:00am

Category: P4C, Philosophy, Poetry

Tags: Poetry, philosophy, P4C, Thoughtings, The Philosophy Shop