Be a Philosopher!

World Philosophy Day is here again on Thursday 19th November.

Download free lesson plans from our website to inspire your classes; don a beret or a beard and get thinking!

In Peter Worley’s latest book, 40 lessons to get children thinking (one for every week of the school year, plus a spare, because philosophy isn’t just for a day!), he wants to inspire young thinkers to become philosophers.

Posted by on 11th November 2015 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Philosophy

Tags: National Philosophy Day

Response to Dennis Hayes in Spiked Online

Dennis Hayes wrote in Spiked Online, ‘Philosophy for children’ isn’t real philosophy.

Posted by on 26th July 2015 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, Peter Worley, Dennis Hayes

Response to Tom Bennett on TES blog ‘Philosophy. For children?’

Philosophy has been in the news a good deal this week due to some very positiveresearch by EEF into SAPERE’s model that notes improvements to reading and maths. Tom Bennett wrote a piece responding to the P4C buzz yesterday:Philosophy. For children? When thinking requires thinking about something. This is my response to that piece, piece by piece.

Posted by on 24th July 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, Peter Worley, philosophy

Philosophy GCSE

Over the last year The Philosophy Foundation has been supporting the Philosophy in Education Project (PEP), run by Dr John Taylor and A. C. Grayling, along with SAPERE, A Level Philosophy and a host of well-known philosophers including Angie Hobbs, Simon Blackburn, Nigel Warburton and Tim Williamson.

This is a response by Peter Worley to ‘why there shouldn’t be a philosophy GCSE‘ by Miss AVE Carter, who has started an important open debate about the newly proposed philosophy GCSE by PEP.

Posted by on 22nd June 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: Philosophy GCSE, P4C, Peter Worley, Philosophy in Secondary Schools

The Talking Skull – thinking about making claims

From Peter Worley’s new book due out in September 2015, given here as part ofKeystone Workshop held on March 25th in St Albans.

Posted by on 25th March 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: Peter Worley, P4C, Lesson Plans