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

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

World Poetry Day 2016

UNESCO marks World Poetry Day every year on the 21st March.

In celebrating World Poetry Day UNESCO recognises the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

The Philosophy Foundation use poetry to explore philosophy, and philosophy to explore poetry.

Posted by on 3rd March 2016 at 12:00am


Category: P4C, Philosophy, Poetry

Tags: Poetry, philosophy, P4C, Thoughtings, The Philosophy Shop

Response to Tom Bennett on TES blog ‘Philosophy. For children?’

Philosophy has been in the news a good deal this week due to some very positiveresearch by EEF into SAPERE’s model that notes improvements to reading and maths. Tom Bennett wrote a piece responding to the P4C buzz yesterday:Philosophy. For children? When thinking requires thinking about something. This is my response to that piece, piece by piece.

Posted by on 24th July 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: P4C, Peter Worley, philosophy

TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM: Do as I do.

By Andy Day

INSET day yesterday. Hello teachers, I’m one of those people that come to your school on the first day back from holidays and interrupt your preparation for the coming term with power points of wisdom on how to teach.

I like to start by finding out something about what the teachers want, and what their beliefs about education are. Yesterday, one of the ideas that was mentioned – and generally agreed with – was ‘risk-taking’; the staff wanted their pupils to be willing to experiment and explore, and not to fear making mistakes, particularly in Maths. I agree with this aim, but… it’s ironic to hear it coming from teachers.

Posted by on 6th January 2015 at 12:00am


Category: Education

Tags: Education, Maths, Critical Thinking, philosophy, philosophy in schools, philosophy for children, Andy Day