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

Socrates, Philosophy & Black Friday

‘Look at all these things I don’t need!’ the philosopher Socrates is said to have declared as he stood before the many stalls filling the marketplace of Ancient Athens.

Posted by on 28th November 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Working with Concepts

Philosophy is not part of the curriculum so why on earth should anyone spend time doing philosophy with their class?

Posted by on 26th November 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, philosophy for children, Philosophy in the classroom, Conceptual Learning

Stoic Week Philosophy Session Plan

Here’s a lesson plan for Years 6 and up (and able Y5s) on Stoic-related themes for Stoic Week. Draw from it what you want. Taken from Peter Worley‘s forthcoming book, 40 lessons to get children thinking [September 2015].

Posted by on 25th November 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, Stoicism, Lesson Plans