The Question X Revisited

We read this blog ‘Closed Question Quizzing, Unfashionable Yet Effective‘ by Andy Tharby the other day. The virtues of closed questioning are well known toThe Philosophy Foundation as they are central to our philosophical questioning approach, so we wanted to share this extract taken from a chapter entitled ‘If it, Anchor it, Open it up: A closed, guided questioning technique‘ that Peter Worley has written for the forthcoming book The Socratic Handbook

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


Category: P4C, Philosophy

Tags: Open and closed Questioning, P4C

How to use poetry for philosophy enquiries

Pete explains how to use poetry in the classroom to get a philosophy discussion going.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 9th October 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Poetry, Philosophy, P4C

Tags: National Poetry Day

Improving Writing Through Dialogue

by Peter Worley

One of the most common questions put to me when I do training on facilitating dialogues with teachers, especially when I’m doing training with secondary school teachers, is: ‘All this dialogue stuff is great but how can we transfer all this on to the page?’ or, words to that effect. I think the answer lies in the question itself: is to transfer the fruits of dialoguing onto the page. But how?

To read the entire article and found out how go here: Innovate My School

Posted by on 5th October 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Education

Tags: philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, literacy, dialogue, Peter Worley

Why poetry? Because poetry is like a TARDIS: paradoxical and much bigger on the inside.

Stories are great, but now Pete explains how to use poetry to stir up some philosophical controversies in the classroom.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 1st October 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Poetry, Philosophy, P4C

Tags: National Poetry Day

Philosophy Club – a parents guide

So you want to set up a philosophy club for your child or children.

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


Category: P4C

Tags: philosophy for children, P4C, Philosophy clubs