A strategy that enables a balance between teacher preparation and pupil choice
Steve taught English and Media Studies for 14 years in secondary schools and served for five years as head of an English department. He helped to found SAPERE, the Philosophy for Children network in the UK, and was the first person in Britain to introduce P4C as a curriculum subject in a secondary school. Over the years, he has worked with children of all ages in a wide variety of schools. He has helped many teachers to start Philosophy for Children through the courses and support he provides.
He is also very interested in Readers’ Theatre, writing for learning, and online education. He has been involved with national and international projects in these fields. He worked for five years as the senior editor for an educational publishing company, editing books and magazines including Teaching Thinking and Creativity, a well-respected publication with a world-wide reputation. He recently managed the training involved in a successful research project into the effects of philosophy for children for SAPERE and the Educational Endowment Foundation.
A note on concepts HAVING A CONCEPT of X at a basic level means being… Read More
A tool to help pupils create and choose questions.
An activity to consider a set of opinions in relations to concepts such as truth, belief, reason, and so on.
An exercise to explore the use of this term and related concepts such as cause, coincidence, chance and intention.
A brief but comprehensive guide and a video of p4c in action