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40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking


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Philosophy FAQs/ How it all links to the curriculum/ Be a philosopher for a day!/ Little philosophical exercises/Philosophical machines and artifacts/ Thoughtings and shortings/ Thinking in pictures/ Thought adventures

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An A4 collection of practical lesson and activity plans to use in the primary classroom to get children thinking philosophically and creatively around different curriculum topics.

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Peter Worley teaches philosophy in schools every week. He is a Resident Philosopher at 6 state primary schools in London and he is the founder and CEO of The Philosophy Foundation (www.philosophy-foundation.org), a charity that specialises in philosophy in primary and secondary schools, based in the UK. Peter has over 20 years' experience in teaching and regularly gives talks and presentations about philosophy in schools. He is a Fellow of the RSA and is a Visiting Research Associate at King's College London.


This book gets students 'doing' philosophy: actively engaging with it by getting involved in entertaining games and discussions. It's no wonder that philosophy is so good at helping students progress in all areas of the curriculum. I am pretty sure that if teachers only implemented a few of the strategies in Peter Worley's book, they'd quickly raise the levels of achievement amongst their students. * Francis Gilbert, author of I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here, former teacher and lecturer at Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London. www. francisgilbert.co.uk *

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