Philosophy in Schools

The video above is a recording of a session ran by The Philosophy Foundation,an award winning education charity that runs philosophical enquiries in schools to develop the reasoning of children, in London.

The benefits of philosophy practice for children has been confirmed by research conducted by The Institute of Education that has found that a term of philosophy improves the reading ability of children on free school meals and of girls. Teachers have consistently reported improved verbal reasoning and higher-order thinking, as well as better speaking and listening skills, confidence, concentration and behaviour. Teachers also said pupils showed greater respect, empathy and tolerance of the opinions of others. 60% of parents questioned said they felt their child had become more articulate and able to put across their point of view more clearly.

These lessons will be delivered by myself, working as an independent individual, a philosophy postgraduate who has been trained to run philosophical enquiries with children. Free taster sessions can be provided.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact me.