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

Stoic Week Philosophy Session Plan

Here’s a lesson plan for Years 6 and up (and able Y5s) on Stoic-related themes for Stoic Week. Draw from it what you want. Taken from Peter Worley‘s forthcoming book, 40 lessons to get children thinking [September 2015].

Posted by on 25th November 2014 at 12:00am


Category: Education, P4C, Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, Stoicism, Lesson Plans

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

Should Philosophy Be Taught As Part of RE?

By Rob James

The question of whether philosophy should be taught as part of religious education arguably comes down to a decision between teaching either on their own merits, or whether ongoing threats to religious education in schools can be best dealt with by making the subject more relevant for students. The recent introduction of an English Baccalaureate controversially removed RE as one of the core subjects, in contrast to its use within the GCSE as a short course and full option. In effect, students no longer require some form of RE as an important part of their secondary education.

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Posted by on 10th September 2012 at 12:00am


Category: Education

Tags: Education, philosophy, philosophy for children, philosophy in schools, Rob James