A resource to prompt the discussion of happiness.
Grace is a philosopher working in the community and in academia. Over the last fifteen years – through her many projects in the places people live, learn, work and play – she has enjoyed philosophical conversations with thousands of thinkers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.
In the community, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Thinking Space a non-profit that creates opportunities for people to philosophise together. Grace is also a specialist and trainer at The Philosophy Foundation, an accredited trainer with SAPERE and Dialogue Works and a board member of the European network SOPHIA.
In academia, she is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds where she runs ‘Philosophy Exchange’ – a project that brings together philosophy students, teachers and children in weekly philosophical enquiry. She also consults with other UK universities, helping to set up similar outreach programmes. Grace is currently finishing a PhD in Philosophy of Education at University College London (UCL) Institute of Education where she was awarded a competitive Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship. Through her workshops, training, talks and writing, she has shared her thinking and practice locally, nationally and internationally.
Grace lives in Sheffield with her two young sons Otto and Ebbe and her husband Joe.
This is a provocation to prompt children to make arguments revealing the criteria they believe should distinguish pets from treasured objects or other animals. The same strategy could be used for other concepts.
This is a thought-provoking resource that will prompt questions about bravery, fear, cowardice, duty, conscience, condemnation and conformity.
With this resource, you and your pupils can raise questions about cheating, fairness and the keeping of secrets. What would they do to gain an advantage in a competition?
Friends Forever is invitation to enquire into the concept of friendship. It starts with a thought experiment but extends beyond that into more general areas.
A discussion that starts with considering what makes 'a mess' can lead to wider questions about litter, the environment, care and responsibility.