Zombie Elves and Existentialism: Doing Philosophy with Children

In this second blog about our 'literacy and philosophy project', run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library, Tim digs into how thinking through stories and sharing ideas created cognitive shifts for the children.  Closing with some wonderful insights on the question: what is a story?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: literacy, Storytelling, Existence

Storythinking: Immersing Children in Philosophy

Katy and Tim, two newly trained specialists with The Philosophy Foundation were involved with a 'literacy and philosophy project' this term, run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library - to get the children thinking through stories and storytelling.  They've both written about their experience, and in this first blog, Katy has some stories to tell about frogs, scorpions and how one mini-philosopher became Sartre for a day.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: literacy, Storytelling

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

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