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Here's a Thought

Write the following question on a piece of paper, whiteboard or IWB (interactive whiteboard): Is there a thought on this piece of paper [or whiteboard or IWB etc.]? Nested Questions: What is a thought? Where are thoughts? How are thoughts created? Where do thoughts that aren’t being thought about go? Where is William Sh...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Thinking, Mind/Brain

Honest Sa'id

Before beginning Honest Sa’id it is a good idea to ask the class what the five senses are and whether they can list them. It is sometimes thought that a sixth sense, which Avicenna had overlooked, is proprioception (relative position), and possibly a seventh, interoception (awareness of such things as pain, hunger and the movement of inter...

Ages: Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 14-16 (KS4)

Themes: Knowledge, Thinking

Oh no, George! (book needed)

You are going to need the book 'Oh no, George!' by Chris Haughton for this session.  Harris asks George to be good while he goes out. George says, “Yes, I’ll be very good”. But left on his own, even if he wants to be good and hopes he’ll be good, there are so many things to distract George. Will he be go...

Ages: Ages 5-7 (KS1), Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Thinking, Self-control, Promise keeping, Behaviour