The children have become more reflective learners. This can be seen in how they approach all areas of the curriculum.
Jaspreet Hunjan, Y3 Teacher, Ilderton Primary School
Philosophical enquiry develops speaking and listening skills, vital for literacy and emotional development, it helps children who find it difficult to access other subjects, and it encourages critical and creative thinking, essential in the 21st Century. It also offers a place in the school curriculum for critical and collaborative reflection in contrast to the outcome-based learning children all-too-often encounter throughout their schooling.
We work as 'Visiting Philosophers' in schools running sessions and workshops in two ways:
- Visiting Philosophers come to your school on a weekly basis to run regular sessions with your students.
- Visiting Philosophers come to your school for one-off workshops and introducation sessions for students, or Pilot Programmes which run over 10 weeks.
We can also provide your school with a Resident Philosopher who works with children and trains your staff, developing curriculum enquiries and embedding philosophy into your school.