Improving English through teaching philosophy - A case Study

A teacher at a priamry school receives an internal observation using techniques that Steven Harris has employed in philosophy for her English class. Featuring one of Homer's epic poems!

 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 11th December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: philosophy, outstanding, teacher, odyssey, observation, case study

5 year-olds run their own philosophy sessions - a case study

Steve Hoggins is a Philosophy Foundation specialist working with the Gipsy Hill Federation in south east London. He tells us about how an initially quiet class open up and begin to facilitate their own sessions, not only by asking their own questions but also by managing the class themselves.  And they are only five!

Posted by Emma Worley on 1st December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, Education

Tags: philosophy for young children, philosophy for children, early years

Welcome address to The Philosophy Foundation's 10 Year Anniversary event

Emma

Read Emma Worley's opening address at our 10 year Anniversary event on September 20th 2017. The event was used to raise money for our work with children in care in Brent, as part of our Korczak / Hoffman project, as well as a celebration of 10 years of working as an organisation.

Posted by Emma Worley on 4th October 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy

Tags: 10 year anniversary, 10-4-10, P4C, philosophy for children, philosophy for children in care, korczak

Book Review: 'Mindfulness and The Big Questions'

Review of 'Mindfulness and The Big Questions: Philosophy for Now'. In this book author Ben Irvine proposes using mindfulness to answer the Big Questions that we all face during our lives. 

 

Posted by TPF Admin on 29th September 2017 at 12:00am


Tags: Mindfulness, Book Review, philosophy

Existential Anxiety is Contagious

Ben Irvine, a writer and philosopher, recently contacted The Philosophy Foundation to tell us about his latest book.  Here, he's got an interesting story to tell us about what not to teach those who are new to philosophy.  And what philosophers can and should learn from their pupils.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 21st September 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, Guest Blogger, Education

Tags: Existence, Anxiety