Book review: ‘Provocations: Philosophy for Secondary Schools’ by David Birch

Oddly, very few books exist to help teachers foster philosophical enquiry among high schoolers. Of these few, David Birch’s Provocations is a standout, distinguished by the originality, breadth and richness of its material.

Posted by on 14th May 2014 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Guest Blogger

Tags: Michelle Sowey, David Birch, Provocations, Book Review, Philosophy for teenagers

Can you kill a goat by staring at it?

Can you kill a goat by staring at it? A critical look at minimally invasive education

In his renowned ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiments in developing countries, Dr Sugata Mitra gave children access to an internet-connected computer and left them to learn what they could, unsupervised, with apparently remarkable results.

Posted by on 12th October 2013 at 12:00am


Category: P4C

Tags: Michelle Sowey, philosophy, P4C, philosophy for children, Minimally Invasive Education