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

The Young Philosophers

“We should select young people who shine in philosophy and who would not otherwise get to see certain places and have those opportunities; then we take them there and give them those opportunities, as philosophers”.

Inspired by these words (or something pretty close to them), the impact of The Philosophy Foundation’s (TPF) World Philosophy Day activities and mindful of the lack of experiences and opportunities that many children we work with have, we set up the ‘Young Philosophers’ programme. 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 1st August 2016 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, projects, Numberverse, community, disadvantaged pupils, Charity

Young Philosophers on nature

We took 22 children in total from Dalmain, Kelvin Grove and St Joseph’s schools to explore and think about nature from the inside and visit a surprising little nature reserve stuck between a grid of roads in a Peckham residential area.

The Young Philosophers programme is now preparing to build on the successes for next year. 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 21st June 2016 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, Nature

New facilitation tool - self-anchoring

What to do when the group go off-topic and simply anchoring won't work. 

Posted by Peter Worley on 17th June 2016 at 12:00am


Category: P4C

Tags: facilitation, philosophical conversations, problems