5 year-olds run their own philosophy sessions - a case study

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


Category: Philosophy, Education

Tags: philosophy for young children, philosophy for children, early years

Welcome address to The Philosophy Foundation's 10 Year Anniversary event

Emma

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


Category: Philosophy

Tags: 10 year anniversary, 10-4-10, P4C, philosophy for children, philosophy for children in care, korczak

Korczak/Hoffman Project

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


Category: Philosophy

Tags: P4C, philosophy for children, fundraising, children in care, vulnerable children, 10 year anniversary, celebration

Tales from the Nursery

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


Category: P4C

Tags: EYFS, Nursery, P4C, philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, philosophy for young children, Steve Hoggins

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