Iffing: inferencing

Pete outlines an important pedagogical distinction for anyone facilitating philosophical conversations out there, helping to answer the question: when should you use the strategy of 'iffing and anchoring' and when is 'anchoring' without iffing enough?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 16th May 2017 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, Education

Tags: facilitation, good thinking

Observations and anecdotes on facilitation of philosophy with children

Recently, Peter Worley was interviewed by Laura Candiotto (PhD in Philosophy), a researcher at the University of Edinburgh for an Italian magazine.  We have published the interview in full (and in English!) as she asks important questions about the methods of The Philosophy Foundation.  Pete clarifies how TPF differs from other ways of doing philosophy with children and offers practical, straight-forward advice for teachers to use these methods in their classrooms.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 18th October 2016 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: facilitation, Peter Worley, Democritus, Numbers, Ontology, absence principle

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