BOOK LAUNCH IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Lesson plan support and educational theory is explained throughout The If Odysseyby author Peter Worley as readers use stories from Homer’s Odyssey to stimulate philosophic dialogue in contemporary classrooms. This is the second book in The Philosophy Foundation‘s flagship series. Using my undergrad philosophy background, my intimate knowledge of the original text, sourcing foundational designsContinue reading “BOOK LAUNCH IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM”

THE IF ODYSSEY BOOK – A PHILOSOPHICAL GREEK MYTH AND STORYTELLING FOR 8-16 YEAR OLDS

Using Homer’s epic tales as inspiration, this book offers lesson plans and storytelling tips to facilitate philosophical discussions with children aged 8-16. The If Odyssey draws out the philosophy that lies behind each story in Homer’s epic tale to introduce children not only to the exciting fables of Odysseus but also to that other greatContinue reading “THE IF ODYSSEY BOOK – A PHILOSOPHICAL GREEK MYTH AND STORYTELLING FOR 8-16 YEAR OLDS”

THE PHILOSOPHY SHOP BOOK

A one-stop shop with puzzles, lesson plans, discussion starters and stories to tap into young people’s natural curiosity and get them thinking deeply.  Professional philosophers contribute the most stimulating ideas, thought experiments, activities and pictures to get young people thinking philosophically. This book can be used as a classroom tool, a gift for family thinking,Continue reading “THE PHILOSOPHY SHOP BOOK”

THOUGHTINGS – PUZZLES IN POETRY

Poems with stimulating philosophic content for pupils and families. On the back cover: “Thoughtings is a poetry collection with a difference. The name ‘Thoughtings’ was inspired by a 5-year old who, when asked to explain what thinking is without using the word ‘think’ said ‘It’s when you’re thoughting’. Children love pondering big philosophical questions likeContinue reading “THOUGHTINGS – PUZZLES IN POETRY”

THE IF MACHINE: PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY IN THE CLASSROOM

Each tried and tested session in this practical book offers an imaginary situation followed by a series of questions to encourage children to challenge key philosophical ideas such as values and ethics, gender and identity, existence and beauty. The If Machine also includes key sections on the philosophy behind the experiments and an online teacher’sContinue reading “THE IF MACHINE: PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY IN THE CLASSROOM”