How to Become a Socrates to Oneself

English Talks 2018

Critical and Caring Thinking in P4C

Keynote at the University of Southern Denmark May 2018 at the first Pasco Conference. 

TEDx Talks

Plato not Playdoh

How to be a Rebel

ICPIC Conference 2013

Paper Abstract

Conference Theme - Concept Knowledge & Pedagogy

Questioning Questions (or, an ‘X’ and Box)

It is commonly thought that in order to engender enquiries and open-ended discussion open questions should be preferred by a teacher or facilitator and closed questions should be avoided. Peter will show how, actually, it is quite the reverse: open questions are the enemy of a good discussion while closed questions are its friend. He will explain how the received opinion hinges on a misunderstanding of what an open question/discussion is.

One of the key controversies in the philosophy with children community is how the questions used for enquiries are arrived at or selected. Peter will demonstrate a method called the concept box that activates children to identify key concepts from a stimulus and that allows a discussion to unfold without the need for questions at all, either elected questions (P4C) or task questions (PhiE) thereby rendering the questions/issues emergent.

The paper focuses around an ‘X’ and a box.

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PhiE Circle & Detachment Methods

This paper was first presented at SOPHIA Network meeting in 2012. It describes two methods for doing philosophy with children that develop the meta-aspect.

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What can university philosophy learn from primary philosophy?

Peter Worley's lecture at St Mary's College for the RIP lecture series: Knowledge, Wisdom & the University on Wednesday September 21st.

What can university philosophy learn from primary philosophy?

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