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
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
We would like to use the opportunity of celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary to raise funds to work with children in care, and those coming out of care. We are calling this the Korczak/Hoffman Project after the people who inspired it.
Posted by Emma Worley on 8th September 2017 at 12:00am
By Steve Hoggins
[steve listening] I have been doing philosophy with nursery children for the last couple of years (having previously worked as a nursery teacher) and I have noticed some differences between doing philosophy with them and doing philosophy with older children, which I’d like to share.
Posted by on 2nd August 2015 at 12:00am
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