: We have over 100 speakers confirmed and will be releasing their names over the coming weeks. About 100 more to be add +…
Philosophy in Houses of Parliament: https://t.co/lyOgsFN1z0
we tried to make it shorter, but kids were so good we couldn't! Pls watch & RT
last day in school was good. We're very sorry to see you go. We will be clinging on as long as we can! Hip hip hooray 4 Dan
12th Dec @Voicetheunion
not so much nature *or* nurture, but nature *and* nurture.
Genetics accounts 4 more than 1/2 of variation in exam results http://t.co/d4i7ELZyvA
*healthwarning* determinism not confirmed by findings
can anyone recommend a company that would print certificates - preferably eco friendly, and not too expensive? #socent
: What are your career plans? Share your ambitions as a teacher for a chance to win £200 worth of Guardian books! http://t…
for more philosophy within children's literature see Thomas Wartenberg's A Sneetch is a Sneetch & Big Ideas for Little Kids
: Yr5 child on Chinese room: "you would know it was human if it made a mistake, computers don't." Me: tiny little mind blow…
shame you got Wittgenstein wrong, but seeing as you got all the others we'll give you 5 points. 5 out of 4 ain't bad!
1865 US Congress ratifies 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”-…
: "Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural ... it can be overcome" - Nelson #Mandela
: Loving guessing who's coming next in the story of logic in @BBC_Four
's The Joy of Logic. Great. Good for philosophy too @ph
: So my mushy head is 'hardwired' for girly things, is it? If this is science, I am Richard Dawkins | Suzanne Moore http:/…
: Anyone who's commented on the "forced caesarian" story must read this: Mostyn J's ruling allowing doctors to operate: http…
: International Network of Philosophers of Education Conference 2014, Cosenza, Italy. Submission deadline 1st... http://t.co/…
: "A balance between academic & non-academic learning is critical to children's wellbeing & happiness in school" #PISA
: Philosophical exercise for today: try to make a mistake on purpose. @ACBedu
"It may have been a form of play, but the message was profound." Article on day in parliament. Thinking not testing: http://t.co/4maX5ypGTW
successive governments put more emphasis on passing tests & not on developing understanding & intellectually active citizens.
: As the world pleads for thinking,creative people education is controlled by calvinist fact-crunchers obsessed with old…
interesting point - an invitation to a
dichotomy: happiness or success? Or is it a false one?
3rd Dec @Wigdortz
the need to develop understanding? Rose & Cambridge review both say its importance has been neglected in age of teaching to test.
'so there must be an infinity of infinities, one between every integer.' Not Cantor, but 10 year old Lucy.
On cue, the obvious but mind-numbing 'solution' to the PISA problem: even more bloody teaching to the test: http…
30th Nov @SteveHoggins
if you want your comment to be public to all followers you need to put a dot before @the_if_man
otherwise private conversation
with the smallest number of attendees that makes me the greatest stoic, doesn't it?
stoic peace of mind can be taught without having to be a stoic. Says KCL prof.
: Help this teacher make a great point to her students about the consequences of social network use. Please RT widely. http://t.…
29th Nov @julesevans77 @the_if_man
and you - we are committed to a diversity of approaches to doing philosophy in the public sphere.
29th Nov @julesevans77
there is a large amount of research into enquiry based learning impacting on cognitive, social and affective skills.
29th Nov @julesevans77
there are many contemporary philosophers who engage people with moral thinking & effect behaviour: e.g @PeterSinger
29th Nov @julesevans77
or just do philosophy and cover all bases? ;-)
28th Nov @JeanHollywood
so is @the_if_man
but he now swears by it (and with at least a book a year he definitely gets use out of it).
28th Nov @MaudsleyPhilo
our chair of trustees @pengedad
is a consultant psychiatrist and is trying to bring the two disciplines together more too.
28th Nov @JeanHollywood
you should see what you can do with Scrivener (great for book writing, and we imagine for thesis writing).
27th Nov @__Kim__R @nickhitchen
Indeed, harder to find regular space in 2ndry curriculum - although again, once schools see impact they do make room
...so although we want to close the gender/diversity gap in philosophy we are providing male teachers in primary schools
we have an interesting dilemma: bringing philosophy into primary schools means our teachers are mainly men...
27th Nov @__Kim__R @nickhitchen
... Teachers see impact across the curriculum, and children love discussing big philosophy questions.
27th Nov @__Kim__R @nickhitchen
not necessarily the case. We've been in some primaries for over 10 years running discreet philosophy sessions...
: ‘Classic’ readings by women: A reader sends the following query:
Our department is setting up a proseminar (ba... http:/…
: Does anyone know philosopher Hidé Ishiguro? Would be lovely for her to hear about her mention in this... http://t.co/GT…
What can we do to help close the gender gap in professional philosophy? Gendered Conference Campaign http://t.co/yiVfIUHIOm
The BPA have reported on women in philosophy with the aim of developing policies to foster diversity: http://t.co/LbYTs6zT2c
: "I think that anger is the right and necessary response to certain people, actions or events." - Prof Angie Hobbs #stoicwee
22nd Nov #WorldPhilosophyDay
Adam (10 yrs): 'if everyone was right then philosophy wouldn't make sense.' I couldn't agree more, Adam.
We love Sid from @ConwayHall
who came in on his day off to help out. :)
21st Nov @MeganHoggins
that's what comes of only having conditional existence. You don't picture well!
21st Nov @cathyby
great episode! Also got the right to genecide question in it when the doctor has chance to wipe them out. Great dilemma!
session on unintended consequences using the idea that the Daleks unite planets against them. Good Daleks?
'Because lunatics sometimes say true things that no-one else would say. And that was always the case with Nietzsche.' #WorldPhilosophyDay
21st Nov @HistPhilosophy
it's ok, Wittgenstein, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Zeno all got a mention yesterday in our Houses of Parliament event with kids.
a brief summary of the opening of our enquiry yesterday in the Houses of Parliament into Truth & Lies: https://t.co/p2MNILW8nc
: Daughter Peg and classmates Freya and Jimi had a great time of talk, tea & cake, with @philosophyfound
in the Palace of We…
21st Nov Unfortunately we couldn't tweet during the event at Westminster yesterday (phones aren't allowed in the palace) but photos coming soon!
20th Nov @nickhitchen
except there has been a change of plan: we're doing truth and lies instead.
Today's the day! Kids converge on the House of Parliament... is Parliament ready?! http://t.co/F9jLRBYP7c
: Looking forward to @philosophyfound
leading a philosophical enquiry into education at the Houses of Parliament this after…
: "The learning of many things does not teach understanding" #Heraclitus
πολυμαθ η ν ον ο διδ σκει· σ οδον γ ρ ν δ δαξε κ…
Tickets for @ConwayHall
World Philosophy Day event are now sold out! If you've booked and can't make it, let us know so we can offer spaces
Just £95 to go to hit our target for World Philosophy day! But we have to hit the target to get any it, twitter crew? http://t.co/FXjSn06f70
Only another £110 to receive before we hit our target for World Philosophy Day. Big thanks to all our backers so far: http://t.co/EYWRsmXRnv
15th Nov @Joey7Barton
we do philosophy in primary & secondary schools Would you be willing to be interviewed by our young philosophers for a podcast?
: Spent morning in a cubicle talking to local radio stations one after the other re my "Alphabetical" book. Fly on cubic…
11th Nov @fatimamanji
great, thanks. It's just winging its way over to you now.
Part 2...Luke has a badge on his shirt we would say God has a God on his God." #spinozaiswrong
by Y6 pupil
8th Nov Part 1. Y6 pupil: "Spinoza is wrong. God can't be everything. If he was then instead of saying...
: re marine conviction for classroom discussion on jus in bello (justice in war) see ch 2 in The If Odyssey #edchat #ukedchat
8th Nov @ewanmcintosh
Could we send you an email/message with some details of an event where we take children to debate in the Houses of Parliament?
8th Nov @fatimamanji
can we message /email you about an event at the Houses of Parliament on World Philosophy Day where kids challenge MPs?
We're 1/4 of a way to our target which means now we just need 23p from each of our followers. Mars bars cost 2x that! http://t.co/EYWRsmXRnv
: Fantastic read: Albert Camus, born 100 years ago today, on happiness, unhappiness, and our self-imposed prisons http://t.c…
Re last tweet: You can buy gum and help. It isn't a choice between Fresh breath and charity go hand in hand. http://t.co/EYWRsmXRnv
31p each from all our twitter followers and we'd make our target.That's less than gum! Not trying to make you chose..
5th Nov @robinince
depends which Wednesday. And what you mean by forwards...#TIME
: Legacies of old irrelevant subjects & gaps in core competencies essential to fuelling today’s fast paced workplace http://t.co…
30th Oct @evvnt
our events @MeganHoggins
officer didn't scare you off with the Leia and Shampoo talk then? (we've moved all liquids out of reach)
28th Oct @JohnStamm
In the classroom? Yes, we've got a great session with it that @peter_worley
has been developing recently.
BEARDS! This is why we wore beards. That and the curiously enjoyable scratchy feeling http://t.co/EYWRsmXRnv
18th Oct Task question: what is the smallest thing? 'Nothing...if nothing is the smallest thing then the biggest thing must be...something.' 10 yrs.
18th Oct "He's not a philosopher, he's a very thoughtful boy"http://t.co/XoU4v2TFzx
Photos and notes from our most recent CPD up on Facebook. Come on, come and like us. https://t.co/Ut4YbDD5nI
There are beards there too.
14th Oct Can you kill a goat by staring at it? Critical look at minimally invasive education by guest blogger, Michelle Sowey:http://t.co/MFFaFU6ZjN
"If you’re confused, you’re definitely not wrong." #CPDday
12th Oct #CPDday
Need inspiration for enquiries? Try internet, articles, verb/noun game or even the pupils' E.g : Why don’t animals commit suicide?
Venn, great idea, @trishramsay
. Popular opinion here was that opportunity to define usually led the pupils to come to defining MRS GREN
12th Oct #CPDday
debate: pupils often confuse "exist" and "alive". Should facilitator clarify the terms or encourage enquiry of them?
If a conversation has no right or wrong answer, what’s the point? If I were to tell you an answer, how would you know it was right? #CPDday
5th Oct In 1961, Bertrand Russell was jailed for 7 days. He was offered exemption if he pledged to "good behaviour", he replied: "No, I won't."
3rd Oct @Debsgf
yes, absolutely - we can all learn from working in collaboration, but not sure that top down (or sideways) dictats work.
3rd Oct @Debsgf
think schools need to respond to their own communities and what works for one will not always work for others.
"Philosophy is an inherently social activity"http://t.co/6Nf76JFBPc via @ethicistforhire
25th Sep @Debsalini @dansumners
Is there an email we could use to send you an invitation (when they're ready)?
25th Sep @Debsalini @dansumners
would you be interested in joining us at the House of Commons on November 20th when we introduce MPs to our work?
: Looking forward to introducing @philosophyfound
session on teaching philosophy in schools in House of Commons on Nov 20th…
Results mentioned here http://t.co/ewUfdCsgFG
were part of our transition programme - if you're interested in taking part this year email us
19th Sep @BBCr4today
if only it were possible to measure eudaimonia (not simply happiness, more like flourishing). #r4today
: Homework for yr 9: ‘Why do we create monsters, and why do we like being scared?’ Interested to know why we need bogeymen…
: Discussing 'what is talent?' a Y5 child: walking is a talent but only when you're a baby. Love #philosophy
teaching with …
"thanks again for a brilliant course. Best I've ever been on, and that's in 12 years of teaching." course feedback: http://t.co/6MGAcobT2G
13th Sep @ZaraBain
yes, but there are specific sections within it relating to diff areas of philosophy: the mind, identity, words, perception, etc
13th Sep @ZaraBain
sorry to jump in, but if you're looking for a philosophy poetry book for teaching you will not find better than @Thoughtings
13th Sep @MeganHoggins
that's what happens when you get paid in Sushi
13th Sep @MeganHoggins
We paid you in wine last week, this week you can have Sushi.
: Film: Dear all,
I'm teaching a class on democracy and the knowledge/expert society and have been challenged t... http://t.co/…
Dear PF, would you know where an MA Phil. student of Kingston Uni. could find space to rent until mid-Dec? Pl…
8th Sep @GesturH
not especially, will RT - have you tried the Uni?
Great event today, had lots of great discussions with young philosophers and we sold all of our Philosophy Shop books #PhilNowFest13
quoted: dividing philosophy between analytical and Continental is like saying all cars are coupes or Japanese #…
: Has a single book radically changed how you think? Philosophical bibliotherapy at #PhilNowFest13
this Sunday …http://t.c…
5th Sep @YFAccelerator
good memories and good contacts still! Meeting at Cabinet Office next week thanks to report on social investment in education
5th Sep @peter_worley
session at #PhilNowFest13
will be on ring of gyges in modern world, subjects could range from trolling to drones & the riots
4th Sep @julesevans77 @cathyby
I'm sure Kieron could take on the arguments! We'll show you his, hang on...
4th Sep @cathyby @julesevans77
we've got an argument from a 10 year old which tries to prove that there is only 1 universe & 'nothing' doesn't exist
‘The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives' Malala #LOB2013
: Even one book one pen one teacher and one child can change the world says Malala #LOB2013
: If you're coming to the festival 8.9.13, or are just taking part virtually, the hashtag is #PhilNowFest13
: At Secondary Sch we had short Philosophy course as part of GS. We ALL lapped it up! Wish they'd taken it further. Good wor…
23rd Aug @sheldon_kent
our chair of Trustees Dr Andrew Flynn (@pengedad
) thinks philosophy should be in Dr training.
: We all want our doctors to be educated in medicine but when it comes to morality it seems the same requirement doesn’t ap…
19th Aug @CrownHousePub
congratulations to you all there & @itPressUK
for being shortlisted for The Philosophy Shop - beautiful design & production
19th Aug @rimaaaida
who will be sending you content by Wednesday. Rob, here's a sample of Adiaa's work.
Our sessions already over 1/2 full, so if you want your young philosophers 2 join us book now so that they aren't :-( http://t.co/JdA1Z6XLQS
16th Aug @rimaaaida
That's very kind of you, thank you.
16th Aug @YoungAdvisors
thanks Gary - it's won 3 out of 4 so far, we're very proud! Best Philosophy Book, Best Educational Book, Best Compilation
15th Aug @JeanHollywood
thanks, we'd love to read it: do send it over to info@philosophy
-foundation.org if you want. What did you read?
12th Aug @tony_colville
thanks for the RT Tony, hope all is well with you.
: Pls help! Are any of you teachers of ancient history? Would really appreciate making connections. Pls RT and thank you : )
: Tonight's #ukedchat
topic again: Lack of science/maths teachers: What other skills/specialisms are needed in schools? http://…
: The Philosophical Child by Jana Mohr Lone is“highly recommended” by the American Library Association’s Choice Reviews htt…
Fancy working with us? We're in need of a Project and Events Manager. See the details here: http://t.co/fVtiN8pf4B
1st Aug @AdyCBB
Yes, sorry everyone about DM impossibility. Email emma@philosophy
1st Aug @ZaraBain
Wonder how many #Marxists #Gove
knows, or has asked, in order for him to say, 'Marxists support free schools'?
Space limited for our sessions with young people at http://t.co/JdA1Z6XLQS
so do book early for 'tricks of the mind' & 'aliens & underpants'
festival was this week Early Bird dialogue could be 'Ring of Gyges & the morality of trolling'; 'women on the note.' ->
finally, the answer to what happens to caterpillars when they turn into butterflies. Can sleep well tonight. Thank you @BBC_Springwatch
18th Jul Fun: copy of OnPlanetFruitcake by Anne Fine arrived, AF describes it as 'fiction 2 explain how philosophers ask questions about the world.'
Just finished a teacher plenary on @phf_uk
transition project: 'philosophy was a hill of happiness next to a meadow of despair' @teachfirst
: "it should be done all over the country" - Year 6 child in response to 'what do you think of philosophy?' @VHSchool
: Really interesting #ukedchat
tonight, looking at state vs private schools and collaboration. Come and join the discussion at 8p…
9th Jul @Alpha_PlusGroup
thank you card from St Anthony's, one boy's comment: #philosophy
has, 'filled my head with many creative thoughts.'
8th Jul @NJE_Hitchen
thank you card from St Anthony's comments: 'Philosophy makes me look forward to school on Fridays.' #philosophy
: Call for Papers: The 2nd Annual Dorothy Edgington Lectures. Graduate Workshop on Race & Gender Hate Speece: http://t.co/…
We're off to our Debate Event at Deptford Green school. Good luck to all our Y6 teams today, but let's look deeper at what #debate
The art of teaching: engage, excite, involve your learners. #RSARobinson
Purposes of education: economic, cultural, social (participation) and personal #RSARobinson
: AC Grayling: "Education *is* philosophy doing its best to make the best of us." #EducationFest
20th Jun @EducationFest
do you have a hash tag to use for the festival? We'd like to follow what's going on there, and tweet when we're there on sat
: Testing Analytics on updated website. Pls just click through to help us check - thanks & have a great weekend. http://t.co…
: And then I hope. Thinking for oneself. There is no exam in that. That, indeed, is the coursework of life. http://t.co/vuH…
Patterns of Thought Conference, Liverpool 21st & 22nd June, abstracts now available to see here: http://t.co/df63T4tDNY
12th Jun @pirateV
Continued Professional Development, we got together and shared knowledge about women in philosophy and their philosophies.
: To WIN 1 of 50 pairs of #EducationFest
tickets, follow us, and tell us what you think makes a great teacher in 140 chara…
: And if you want to talk to Mister Gove about iLevels, O levels, A levels, IB, MYP, GCSE, 11+, Latin, coding, NC...he'll …
7th Jun @RealGeoffBarton @tes
there's a great short story by Issac Asimov called 'The Fun They Had' about technology & education in the future.
Dr Philip Cam doing a p4c workshop in the Netherlands this Summer (coinciding with his trip to the World Congress): http://t.co/uvj8hD2GYj
5th Jun @NJE_Hitchen
glad you enjoyed it, are you sticking round for more?
: Visiting Ravenscroft School in Canning Town to discover how they are using @philosophyfound
methods of enquiry across the …
May news from The Philosophy Foundation, find out what we are up to, and philosophy news from around the world: http://t.co/XbXa5eLbO8
23rd May @NJE_Hitchen
And we're pleased to be continuing our work with you, thanks Nick.
23rd May @GoodCPDGuide
pleasure! More to follow, thanks for the tweet.
Looking forward to International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children's conference Cape Town Aug 30-Sep 2: http://t.co/9QXjkbMDcv
Issue 2 Vol. 33 Analytic Teaching & Philosophical Praxis now posted: liberation philosophy & related concerns
11th May http://t.co/TzkPWadWOJ
Alan Smith spent 14 years teaching philosophy and literature to violent criminals in a prison in England...
11th May @ArfurSmith @peter_worley
's new book Once Upon An If has a story in it about the patience of trees. Leads on to a discussion of free will.
: What i love about a tree is that it seems entirely content to be a tree.
: Tonight! @robinince
hosts a spectacular line-up of physics-inspired aceness for Feynman Night - tix still available! http:/…
11th May @BBCRadio4 #SaturdayLive
we do philosophy in schools with children as young as 4 - they are not afraid to tackle the big questions!
11th May Socrates learnt a melody on the flute whilst waiting 4 hemlock "What use will that be?" "At least I will learn this melody before I die."
10th May @RobTorrington
you're only saying that because they're talking about 'forms'!
10th May @SteveHoggins
& David Birch will be running workshops @EducationFest
on Sat 'Philosophy: learning how to speak when you are lost for words'
: Educational Book of the Year: The Philosophy Shop. A great resource even for language teachers!
: Delighted that Ziauddin Yousafzai - Malala's father - is speaking at the Festival this year. Profoundly important lesson…
2nd May Socrates learnt a melody on the flute whilst waiting 4 hemlock "What use will that be?" "At least I will learn this melody before I die."
28th Apr @ThatIanGilbert
our lessons cost £2.37 per child, do you think we could get in on this? :-/
I've got 140 characters I can play. Which one shall I be today? Let's see what other people do and what they
: 'What if your being brilliant, but they are being... not brilliant?' and 'winning work' @philosophyfound
. This Sat. http:…
25th Apr @SteveHoggins
whose responsible four the errant 'your'?!
: Still running the #marathon
in our refusal to be cowed by anything, even our our wrecked bodies. Sponsor me here https ...
: "Pupil1:What is the point of infinity? Pupil2:Infinity is a worded number, it shows it goes on for ever." #philosophy
11th Apr @dansumners
it's going to be a fun evening, and there's no free will involved!
: Have we forgotten John Dewey? "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living." #edchat
'Innovation ready' http://t.co/TRKW7qjDl8
How critical and creative thinking are more important than 'facts' for today's students.
instead. do to what know but done I've what from learn can I ahead other the and me behind eye one With #sho
: .neeb ev'I erehw ees ot teg I sgniht otni pmub I 'oht 'niog m'I erehw gnikool fo em fo detcep's'tahw gniod fo draoB #re
: Neither, nor, never, no, nothing, nought, nowt. Need noise negativity now. Now I've got it out! #shortings
: 'Snot slugs!' I have two pet slugs that go where I goes. ''S'not slugs, mummy' I explain, as she - armed with tissues - ...
: I've been taught what I ought n oughtn't've done but could of and would of are sort of short of should of so I'm sort o ...
: .'yldrawkcab kniht ot' ro dedeen s'tahw si yresrev esrever semitemos tub ,yllaretal kniht ot dna loohcs ta og ot dlot m ...
: What would the Hodja say? 'I didn't think your house was as big as it is.' 'What did you think? That it would be as big ...
: 140 characters is not a big poem but a lot of letters where to exactly stop it. 140 characters is what I'll do even if ...
: Think, drink, blink, poo; all things you and me can't not do. Any more 'ink's you can't not do? If not, I'll settle for ...
27th Mar Listening to miles Davis Footprints by Wayne Shorter. Great!
22nd Mar @cajames4
they are Christine, and in the States, Australia and Europe.
: Read & share the work of four poets imprisoned in violation of their right to free expression on #WorldPoetryDay
: Our #WorldPoetryDay
winner announced congratulations David Smith for unsaid words. Beautifully written & thought-fu ...
Philosophy book wins as academics criticise lack of emphasis on thinking in new curriculum: http://t.co/HfOdqwgV1v
: Nospacetothinktodrinkwordssaidnospacetoknitorthroughthemthreadthatwhichgivesworditscauseorthoughtorsparkorroomtopause # ...
16th Mar You gotta love Travelodge. They won't even splash out to give 'lodge' it's own 'l'.
15th Mar @dansumners
another good reason to work with us! Did you eat the hole as well?
13th Mar @CrownHousePub
congratulations on winning Independent Publisher of the Year - we've enjoyed working with you, and think it is well deserved!
: On Thursday hear representatives fromDepartment for Education give details of new draft National Curriculum http://t
: great #philosophy
class with fab pupils this morning: "a robot can be a person if it's intelligent like a human" @philos
10th Mar @hgurmin
thank you! We'll try to be stoical whatever happens.
10th Mar @pirateV
we did a CPD on women in philosophy, should be able to give you notes from that if it is any help?
I bought 'philosophy shop' for my 10 and 6 year old - they love it - this is one of the best books fo ...
: I've started a blog on Goodreads of updates to my books that should be of interest to any readers/users of my books: h ...
: Convention for Higher Education conference:
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), Uni... http://t.
: If you want to listen to the discussion from Sat's Philosophy of Running event, then podcasts can be found here: http:// ...
: here is yesterday's opinion piece from The Observer on the pointless of most of my opinions (and maybe some of yours) htt ...
: Are schools facing a cut in their budgets after all? Is this slight of hand by the treasury? More smoke and mirrors. h ...
22nd Feb @Mosaic_Films
very enjoyable! When are we going to create some extra resources?
20th Feb @Reteach10
using stories (& telling rather than reading) to stimulate philosophical enquiries, eg the Sirens in Odyssey to discuss free will
: Dworkin was that very rare thing... a philosopher who could write beautifully as well as think clearly.
American philosopher and legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in London aged 81 http://t.co/TQf79PX1
10th Feb @SteveHoggins @dansumners
we're now thinking of running a bi-monthly philosophy storytelling evening event. More soon.
Great stories spun today by all on our storytelling 4 thinking course @dansumners
YalleryBrown atmospheric @SteveHoggins
week, special offer for our twitter followers: our storytelling course on 2nd and 9th Feb for only £40 email for info
25th Jan @YFAccelerator
demo day we've had an investment already. Admittedly it £10 for a book, but every journey begins with a single step #socent
Timestheyareachanging: 2 #philosophy
books shortlisted for ERA 'Best Educational Book Award', The Philosophy Shop & The If Odyssey #edchat
: Delighted that Peter Worley's 'The If Odyssey' has been shortlisted for the ERA: Educational Book of the Year @philoso
14th Jan @nicholasbuzzrad
focus on one and hopefully the other will follow. If it is philosophical or education based we might be able to point?
Still some spaces left on our 'Storytelling for Thinking' course in February in East London, full details here: http://t.co/7AMUtJ8M
We're running a CPD with TLP Wales on March 4th for EY & KS1 teachers wanting to do science and maths enquiry #edchat
: If you've been training today, what is the most important thing you've learnt? Was it a useful day?
"I thought my yr 7 class were too old for #storytelling
but as '...The alien craft shot past the window' 1/2 class turned round to look."
: Wondering how to bundle all those #resolutions
& good intentions together? Do a Do challenge: get fit & create ...
Only 5 If Odyssey's left in stock on Amazon, and 2 5 star reviews discussing the impact in the classroom: http://t.co/eatlnzmz
: Life isn't about finding yourself - it's about creating yourself!
We are thrilled: The Philosophy Shop is the winner of the Compilation category of New England Book Festival Comp: http://t.co/n8vbGl0H
Thank you card from our young philosophers at Brecknock Primary school after our If Odyssey project this term. http://t.co/dSAbvdjK
19th Dec @YFAccelerator
don't eat them all at once - short term pleasure is just that! Thank you all for your help and support - see you in January.
: Learning. It is not always about doing, most of the time it is about thinking too! Give you and your students time to think. # ...
"I had never realised the power of stories until I learnt how to tell a story properly." Stories for thinking course: http://t.co/oBJTFnDe
8th Dec @philosophybites @eltonteb
Good luck Nigel from all of us here as well - is this another worrying sign of HE Philosophy dept. shrinking?
: CfP: Causality and Experimentation in the Sciences - Paris 1-3 July: Call for papers
Please circulate widely --... http:// ...
6th Dec @julesevans77
thanks for both your last tweets, will look into IPC.
Hodja's friend says 'how do they build those wonderful minarets?' Hodja replies 'they take a well and t ...
John Lloyd: "Teacher-heros are those that say, I don't know . . . Let's find out."
teacher to Hodja: Are you nodding off in my lesson? Hodja to teacher: No, I'm trying very hard to stay ...
: Are you aged between 15 & 21? Do you live in Shepherds Bush? Tweet us if you'd like to become a Young Advisor and ...
I heard a secondary head say the same thing recently. Outrageous & just plain wrong. Teaching to tests ...
The Philosophical Child by Jana Mohr Lone considers children’s philosophical potential. http://t.co/jNyvjnCv
Plato Was Wrong! by David Shapiro is full of activities and games for exploring philosophical questions: http://t.co/LpyrHL7K
19th Nov Two great-looking new books coming from the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, 'Plato Was Wrong!' and 'The Philosophical Child'.
The SFCP is hosting a day of Socratic Dialogue on Dec 25th in Southend-on-Sea. Email pawood@fastmail
.co.uk for details.
: The latest History of Philosophy podcast with Peter Adamson looks at the great Church Father, Origen of Alexandria ...
"there could surely be few more joyful and exciting ways of encouraging creative, empathetic thinking." #Thoughtings
"This may look like a book but in fact, it's a portal; a gateway into the boundless possibilities of the mind's perspectives" @Thoughtings
New blog by 'The If Odyssey' illustrator about the book launch at the British Museum a few months ago: http://t.co/7YxYUfH0
: World Philosophy Day celebrations at Bilkent: World Philosophy Day: Future Generations.
The Department of Philo... http:// ...
I wish I could have participated in your Spitalfields "Agora". Excellent idea! Interested to read The Phi ...
Pop down to Spitalfields Market for some philosophy and a spot of bubbly. http://t.co/3CVlGtjy
Our stall in Spitalfields Market, bringing philosophy back to the Agora. http://t.co/6nCK8wXY
14th Nov @julesevans77
Great, see you tomorrow evening. We're recording the daytime event so you should be able to see some footage in a few weeks.
Are we ready for #worldphilosophyday
tomorrow? Football shirts, tick; music, tick; slideshow, tick; books, tick; change, tick; brains...?
Enjoyed an inspiring evening @YFAccelerator
looking forward to the start of the programme tomorrow
This article (in current edition of Think) came from a TPF blog by our philosophy teacher Oliver Leech 'Evidence & God' http://t.co/o1vWILyl
: Should universities take a more active role at raising standards and qualifications before students even get there? h ...
What did the Greeks ever do for us? How about help us learn to think… | Latest press releases http://t.co/mS8DZsbX
New Guest blogger: Oliver Leech on the Philosophy of History. Head over to our blog to discuss with Oliver. http://t.co/e4EVLNMh
: Under16s comp extended til Oct 18th: we want to encourage young people to create not just memorise poetry #thoughtings
: Next up, the last pagan philosophers: featuring Julian, Hypatia, Hierocles, Ammonius, Damascius, Olympiodorus and Si ...
4th Oct @artsemergency
not without a fight! We are bringing #philosophy
to schools and communities, with a focus on schools in disadvantaged areas
: Choose subject:eg morning. Short: wake up.Long:i cant find my socks.Short:ratty.= Wake up/I can't find my socks/ ...
: And some great discussions with @philosophyfound
on whether space is infinite - kids v convinced by Lucretius, Mr Brow ...
I've been thinking, unblinkingly: can philosophy have rhyme, and does it rhyme with me?
: Thought year 7s might be too old for storytelling but when "the space craft shot past the window" about half of them t ...
The Royal Institute of Philosophy's 2012/2013 session of London lectures is on (different) "Philosophical... http://t.co/x6TURb8p
26th Sep The Philosophy Shop and Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With released tomorrow.
Settling down to watch the boy who can't forget on C4 - could be good stimulus for philosophical enquiries around personhood #philosophy
: 'We don't have many factories any more; Britain isn't a factory any more. We shouldn't be teaching on a factory model' ...
19th Sep Running our Stage 1 course on doing philosophy in schools at Edinburgh University 29th/30th Sept - other philosophers in Scotland welcome
We're excited to be releasing three new books this autumn. Pre-order, and save on RRP, here: http://t.co/x6ldmiwT
We're featured in this film by eatbigfish, highlighting The Philosophy Foundation's mission to bring philosophy... http://t.co/kk2mdvz7
: John Hattie has the ear of many gov'ts. He may be the world's most influential edu-demic. We spoke to him http://t.co/BWGOC6C1
Gove's new EBacc feels like we're swapping deck chairs on the titanic #ukedchat #newsnight
GCSE exams to be replaced by EBacc http://t.co/fWOW5V1Z
why are politicians so concerned with testing rather than thinking?
11th Sep @dansumners
glad to hear it went well...we knew you would enjoy it!
Great reviews out already for Peter Worley's new book The If Odyssey:... http://t.co/wldKaTNP
: Apparently too many people were having fun without exchanging money for specific goods during the Olympics
: Does Gove know what purpose exams are supposed to be fit for? Real muddle. "Sudden death exams" sidelined for a REASON. ...
Back to school blues? Treat yourself, save money and get your class thinking with our 'Back to School Book Bundles': http://t.co/x6ldmiwT
to our team: working to bring philosophy to schools and communities.
25th Jul Phone down at philosophy found hq, please use 07941 215 051 till further notice (probably Friday).
Maths & reasoning TES: http://t.co/I7BIlaAJ
We've said it before and we'll say it again: REASONING needs to be at the heart of all learning
23rd Jul #ukedchat
- anyone from schools in Camden interested in taking part in our If Odyssey Project? 2 more free school... http://t.co/SlYOoIdC
: Are you a teacher looking to bring a little philosophy into your classroom? Free downloadable lesson plan: http:// ...
We've got some great news this month in our newsletter - it really has been a terrific end to the year and I... http://t.co/vqlGUpLl
So much to tell! It's been a great end to the school year for us all at TPF, thanks to everyone for all their support: http://t.co/QgZ0aSfv
New website "Big Questions Online", funded by the John Templeton Foundation, has just launched. The goal of the... http://t.co/gDN9V8zy
Check out the current issue of The Philosophers Magazine. Free content available.... http://t.co/ttFcDbYE
: Corrupting the youth of Athe... er, running philosophy sessions for London schoolkids from Thursday, with @philosophyf
A new philosophy journal Thought, online only completely free for first 2 years of publication. Call For Papers: http://t.co/9BJJoEvd
: Michael Sandel: 'We need to reason about how to value our bodies, human dignity, teaching and learning' http://t.co/7
10 y-o in philosophy today about time, Q: how long is now? A: 'Now is the measurement of the shortest unit of time.' #philosophy #p4c
TPF's monthly newsletter is all about philosophical dialogue, film, theatre & conversations:
Guest Blog, Mark Vernon 'to whom, or what, are you grateful when you say thank you?' http://t.co/s5OGayGg
God: The Big Question, Mark Vernon
4th May #FF @LiLoFestival
very excited to be a part of the Looking In Looking Out philosophy and film festival at Conway Hall.
Looking In, Looking Out a philosophy and film festival at Conway Hall 27th June - July 5th: http://t.co/EDcT9MoX
: On May 8, join AC Grayling, Angie Hobbs and Julian Baggini to discuss philosophy's place in education - Please RT ht ...
30th Apr #EduMatters
agree with Peter Hyman - too much talking from teacher, not enough collaborative / enquiry based learning. #philosophy
Guest blogger, Mark Vernon, asks, 'what is religion?' in this weeks blog: http://t.co/K80GdUsM
20th Apr -ve feedback: 'heating!' 'would have been good to have more time', 'setting in a primary school v. appropriate, but chairs are a challenge!'
20th Apr +ve feedback Stage 1 course: "Course exceeded expectations", "enjoyed the rapport between trainers", "an excellent course", "outstanding"
This could be inspiring, a summer holiday with philosophy and philosophical enquiry: http://t.co/YqnNkmw8
: Excited about the @philosophyfound
training course starting tomorrow. We need more philosophy in more classrooms. http ...
13th Apr Getting ready for our Stage 1 course tomorrow - it's the biggest we've ever run, think it will be a great course.
: It's true that critical thinking skills are required by all but not only for uni, for life. The solution is teachin ...
: "The child who has gained thinking skills is not merely a child who has grown, but a child whose very capacity for gr ...
30th Mar @sarastanleyp4c
you certainly have a fan in Geof Timms. Congratulations, great work and use of philosophy.
“A reliable thinking skills program would prepare children for more effective thinking in the future.” Lipman #philosophy #edchat #p4c
Scientists tap the genius of babies and youngsters to make computers smarter http://t.co/ZLq6EOAt
Scientists tap the genius of babies and youngsters to make computers smarter: http://t.co/XqKdPYy5
29th Mar @Sophrosyne_1
agreed - but it will be worth it. @peter_worley
inspiring trainer and a fun day ahead of philosophical enquiry.
26th Mar "Students will not acquire meaning merely by learning the contents of adult knowledge" Matthew Lipman 'Philosophy in the Classroom'
25th Mar @Jo_Bowers
we already know about it thanks Jo, just unable to make it. Enjoy!
"Thinking is natural, but it can also be recognised as a skill that can be perfected." Lipman '#Philosophy
in the Classroom' #edchat #p4c
"Students will not acquire meaning merely by learning the contents of adult knowledge" Lipman '#Philosophy
in the Classroom' #edchat
22nd Mar @Rachevs @Jo_Bowers
;ve only had +ve feedback. Don'
;t worry about reading it cover 2 cover, read how to section and then try it out
: I bought "the If Machine" by Peter Worley today, so off to have a read of that now. #p4c
13th Mar #ukedchat
tonight 7pm Philosophy Now radio show is on whether philosophy should be taught in schools, & if so, how?: http://t.co/uRuaYKJm
Andrew Day representing The Philosophy Foundation at this ToMax talk...hope to see some of you there. http://t.co/thbU00XB
Please sponsor Daniel in his Edinburgh Marathon run for The Philosophy Foundation http://t.co/PFAX80RH
: Interesting piece by Barry Smith on Comment is Free today: "Neuroscience & Philosophy must work together" http://t.co
Pls RT-Inclusion TV dates changed-April 25-27th,amazing training for profs working with young people http: ...
3rd Mar @RobTorrington
unhappy ram - being happy all the time is not healthy.
Dear followers, we've changed our twitter account to @philosophyfound
to keep inline with our charity name.
C,D,D,A. However, the problems you have used to test maths require good literacy skills. How do you isolat ...
2nd Mar @timrayner01
We look forward to finding out more about 'Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide' - that's why we do philosophy in schools!
The Philosophical Quarterly Prize Essay Competition. This year is asking for submissions on philosophy and the... http://t.co/eIKcmfAr
The Philosophical Quarterly Prize Essay Competition. This year, philosophy and the expressive arts: http://t.co/yhb5LXzL
21st Feb @iamsamthomas
Hi Sam, great to meet you last night and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Thanks 4 today's SP debate. Children learn when motivated = heard. Reason is the First R not the Fourth! (h ...
: Stephen Law: Discussion Tuesday 21 Feb, Magdalen College, Oxford - Swinburne, Atkins, Louis and myself http://t.co/AVl
We are seeking a group of schools in London interested in engaging with the Classics in the form of #philosophy
& The Odyssey KS2/3 #edchat
: Philosophy encourages more thoughtful & reflective children, enabling them to participate in society. http://t.co/BdDa
: I bet my kids hate having an analytic philosopher for a dad. Whenever they say 'it's not fair!' I ask them to begin by ...
: Not sure that making #philosophy
COMPULSORY is the best way to inspire students & teachers. Softly, softly Mr Massi ...
: In Feb & March we're offering half-price taster workshops for schools interested in philosophical dialogue & enquir ...
: Students, check out the work of @philosophyshop
! What do you think about getting Socratic at a young age? I approve!
9th Feb @PhilWheeler1
Not really, and for all the schools we work in we generally work the last half of the summer term with Y6 for this #ukedchat
9th Feb @PhilWheeler1
we run philosophy sessions on change, identity, personal responsibility with Y6 to specifically aid transition #ukedchat
9th Feb @PhilWheeler1
speaking & listening project works with Y7s for a year doing philosophy they then facilitate sessions with Y6 pupils #ukedchat
9th Feb #ukedchat
we've just developed a great project for Year 7, S&L & transition, have applied 4 funds, now need to find 5 schools in East London
8th Feb @samaraata
We've already put in a letter of intent with you...
7th Feb @jonathanwebber
Yes, sorry, trying to fit everything in had to thank you in next tweet!
7th Feb #badreasoning
grounds given for not pardoning #Turing
appear to be grounds for not quashing conviction. A pardon doesn't quash conviction ->
3rd Feb @philosofoyle
6 800 000 000 this is a number on the internet what does it represent? A question we ask children age 8 <, exploring knowledge
3rd Feb #nsw12
Year 3 philosophy. Dylan's Question: 'Once upon a time the end' Is this a story? If not, what is a story?
2nd Feb #nsw12
today's stories for thinking #philosophy
: Gyges Ring (being good), Dream Witch (XP machine), Sinbad: Old Man of Sea (desire) #edchat
2nd Feb #nsw12
today's stories for thinking included: Frog & Scorpion (personal responsibility), The Tony Test (AI), 2 Painters (aesthetics) #edchat
: Alan Turing, a broken heart, and the invention of the computer - UCL lunchtime lecture from @jon_agar
, 16th Feb: http://t
31st Jan #nsw12
Year 5 #philosophy
. Story: The 6 Wise Men. Question: Is an elephant one thing or many things? Story avail on our site for members
30th Jan #nsw12 #ukedchat
year 2 philosophy: a girl who wishes to always get what she wants. Question: Is it fair?
30th Jan #nsw12 #ukedchat
Mr Good with Year 2. Question: should mr good go back to badland to teach the bad people how to be good or stay in goodland
30th Jan @zettel23
our experience and observations demonstrate that you're wrong on both counts. That is, if it's done well.
30th Jan #nsw12 #ukedchat
doing the Odyssey part 12 with year 6: Kalypso. Question: can you choose to love someone, and: what is love?
30th Jan #nsw12 #ukedchat
9:30: story of Polycrates of Samos with Year 4 - 'the luckiest man in the world' Question: does luck exist?
: There's also a lovely little review of the excellent @philosophybites
book in the Guardian Review. Highly recommended.
says 'Teacher's role to help pupils navigate through the labyrinth' Key words: navigation; absence & tools
26th Jan @pickledbooks
-> looking @ names, meanings and non-existent entities: can something that doesn’t exist have certain qualities or features?
26th Jan @pickledbooks
we will be telling stories as the stimuli for most of our philosophy lessons next week, for e.g. Cyclops from the Odyssey ->
26th Jan Our specialists will be doing all their philosophy sessions next week through storytelling for National Storytelling Week.
25th Jan @nancydavispdx
there are some more free Thoughtings for download at TES. There is a full e-book with loads more. Contact me if you want one.
23rd Jan @BaldWorm
Excellent, can't wait to hear / see the results.
We're not blue this January, too much going on! Check out this months newsletter: http://t.co/6XrPs3I3
9th Jan @dansumners
how exciting. How were the children?
Curriculum Review 3.21 ‘philosophy for children’ or integrated across the school curriculum, such as ‘thinking skills’. #philosophy #edchat
19th Dec @TrudaSpruyt
Either is great - glad they enjoyed themselves.
Great stuff on resonance fm, Grant Bartley from @PhilosophyNow
just asked, as a closing question: 'so...what is the meaning of life?'
: Don't strike, have a classroom revolution http://t.co/eiuXhLrb
1st Dec @lorz18
See you then Laura, be great to catch up!
25th Nov @andrewjtaggart
and you! Our Co-founder trained as a philosophical counsellor, it was part of our make up when we first started in 2007.
25th Nov @julesevans77
Did you manage to get in contact with Ben Jeffery about his new book?
We've joined The Big Give: http://t.co/PlSvrpsc
You can donate to support our work, leave a legacy or help us by becoming a trustee
Let’s get the UK thinking: Join us for London’s first Philosophy festival |http://t.co/LlSG4ANX via @philosophynow
: Ok, folks, are you ready for our World Philosophy Day giveaway?
Happy World Philosophy Day. We are officially changing our name today to The Philosophy Foundation: http://t.co/y6lYgo5R
Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. Feel free to nominate us if you are so inclined (bottom of pg): http://t.co/JVb0JTnU
7th Nov World Philosophy Day: Thursday 17th November. We are giving away free philosophy lessons for all year groups, more soon.
5th Nov @BaldWorm
It seems to have been taken from The If Machine - the exact quote from one of our Year 6 children which is in the book?
3rd Nov @tomaxtalks
thanks, and we will hopefully come to one of your events soon.
1st Nov @teshelen
she was inspirational wasn't she! and Rachel Tucker from #Wicked
movingly spoke for those who have been left uninspired.
thanks to @JDLiteracyTrust
for inviting us to the launch of the all party parliamentary literacy group today. Inspiring and inspirational.
Strikes us as tragic: 3rd petition in 1 year that we have had to sign to try and save a philosophy department http://t.co/cCtW8IFN
: Live philosophy session with children on Philosophy Now radio show available with a 'hints and tips' doc on my site: h ...
Yet more cuts to philosophy: University of Northampton cuts philosophy department, Northampton Chronicle & Echo: http://t.co/OozDVn1y
25th Oct kids doing philosophy on live radio asked 'why do you like philosophy?' "once you get deeply into the question there's even more answers",
Seamlessly moving from mereology to Kant's ideas of space and time http://t.co/P6BBTOCc
with children live on radio aged 8-10
17th Oct @HistPhilosophy
welcome to twitter! May you have many followers and much fun.
So, Gove has decided to opt out of certain PISA tests...I wonder why...? http://t.co/LoXTzmFq
New philosophical enquiry added for our members for Black History Month 'Where Am I?' themes of identity, mind/brain: http://t.co/z8mWPM9H
It is National Poetry Day & we are calling on the poets within to join us in creating The Anthology of Unwritten Poems: http://t.co/dL3iMdwz
October Newsletter welcomes a new Patron & celebrates 21 years of philosophy for children in the UK http://t.co/vX0pBmMH
Celebrate National Poetry Day (Oct 6th) in style with our puzzles, paradoxes & problems in poetry to think with, http://t.co/Y41ycJ8z
6 Oct National Poetry Day, we are giving away free Thoughtings: puzzles, paradoxes & problems in poetry to think with: http://t.co/9xS1QJKK
2nd Oct @PhilosopherLiam
how can one be critical without 'right and wrongs'? is my question.
: I'm considering starting a philosophy discussion group in Finsbury Park - when the page has 50 likes I'll set up... http ...
Great article in TESPro about philosophy in schools (& our work). Unfortunately you can only read it if you subscribe: http://t.co/d0snf7MG
: Take a look at The Philosophy Foundation with NatWest CommunityForce. Vote for them to win £6,000 #CommunityForce
Trying to get philosophy onto the English curriculum is making it into Dutch papers now: http://t.co/vnNVfLJe
: Read the 1st edition of our new online magazine full of expert articles that will inspire, challenge and excite http ...
: Getting ready for my RIP lecture today. What can uni philosophy learn from primary philosophy? 5:15 St Mary's Uni, Ted ...
Podcast & paper should be available for tonights RIP lecture 'What can university phi learn from primary phi?' http://t.co/KaOBPdbI
Took a moment 2 realise RIP did not = Rest In Peace - a completely different sort of event where early ...
The RIP event is proving very popular. Seats cannot be reserved so if you would like to attend please arrive early: http://t.co/iwpHhbTA
Take a look at The Philosophy Foundation with NatWest CommunityForce. RT now! Voting begins 26th September.
: Off to the HE Academy's 'Valuing Philosophy Degrees' conference to speak for @philosophyshop
. Hoping to enlist some ne ...
: Great believer in philosophy for children! @philosophyshop
brought critical thinking to another level in my classroom! ht ...
Open letter to Guardian about having philosophy in our schools, 52 signatures of philosophers, comedians & celebrities http://t.co/5DQBCj5
congratulation to @john4london
who has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for the GLA.
12th Sep http://t.co/aRa2YZl
"I will support The Philosophy Shop in its work, which is hugely important and worthwhile" Terry Jones (Third Sector)
: I've put up one of my Dodgem Logic articles for those who missed this fine magazine - robinince.wordpress.com
September newsletter now available online, inc. news on adult courses, RIP lectures, CPD offers, new magazine and book: http://t.co/FIU8oDl
8th Sep @uptone
we have 27 trained philosophy specialists, and currently 18 trainees. You can see them here (click on level): http://t.co/cZkBwbA
6th Sep http://t.co/rN7ZWv8
Fundraising news -Python & Patron Terry Jones : "It seems reasonable 2 teach children 2 reason; & unreasonable not 2."
5th Sep @Sophrosyne_1
thanks Ruth. We will get touch with her I think.
1st Sep @Brixest
We are looking in to video training but it all costs - one day!
1st Sep http://t.co/rmJZkpX
Catch it if you can, Tom Dale Guardian 'Artist of the Week': witty, philosophical and someone we wave to from our office
You can now read the original full version of Sarah Ebner's article for the Times about philosophy in schools here: http://t.co/ULdURpW
Only three places remaining on our specialist philosophy teacher training course this september - join our team: http://t.co/rYf8CSr
Robin Alexander on the curriculum 'Reinvesting in Arts Education' US report shows us the way to 21st Century education http://t.co/c18XYMe
The philosophy of religion debate continues on The Philosophy Foundation's blog: http://t.co/DGcIe3W
: A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children
18th Aug @casaljm @thersaorg
moral development according to kohlberg starts in the self, moves to those close to you and then to general human rights
18th Aug @JaneBB
although Plato removed parents entirely from education!
: Great quote from Waterstone's employee on the news: "We'll stay open, if they steal some books they might learn somethi ...
11th Aug @alaindebotton
'Richard II' civil unrest, 'Othello' don't believe everything you're told, 'Macbeth' power corrupts
11th Aug @alaindebotton
Shakespeare is relevant: R&J gang warfare, Richard III political power gone mad, problem of perception (media) Much Ado
: ABC Rowan Williams in Lords: 'Education more & more dominated by instrumentalist model; less & less concerned with v ...
: You must not consider tolerance and patience to be signs of weakness. I consider them signs of strength.
: The financial and economic crisis marks the death of money. Money used to be a promise we trusted. No more. Food, water ...
: Hi @DavidLammy
We're planning a benefit gig for neighbours affected by the riots. We need volunteers to make this happ ...
10th Aug @GuidoFawkes
funny! But 'a' cause is not 'the' cause. Sorry to be serious.
10th Aug --> where are the role models for today's youth?
10th Aug @RogerSteare
a similar point made by rapper last night on newsnight: wherever you look now you see greed: politicians, media, adverts ->
LSE Blog politics and policy: The riots an end to Cameron's Big Society? http://bit.ly/nPbK9q
9th Aug @RogerSteare
Yes, but worth saying on the streets around Lewisham people are talking & supporting each other. Lets not forget good people.
A massive thanks to all the Police, Fire and other emergency services in London who will be in harms way a ...
9th Aug @PhilGeek
read the blogs and reply to the arguments please don't use ad hominem moves.
:spending time with kids doing moral philosophy just might make them more reflective when acting in life #londonri
9th Aug @PhilGeek
it's not meant as self-serving it is meant as part of the dialogue.
"Can philosophy help with rioting?" We want more rational riots please! More Philosophy Shop thoughts on the riots: http://t.co/oeHOafA
'Anarchy in the UK: philosophy a luxury or a necessity', new Philosophy Shop blog: http://t.co/229aRk0
9th Aug @tim_graham
that's exactly what Lipman thought.
9th Aug Matthew Lipman began Philosophy For Children back in the sixties in response to student riots. Worth noting!
: "Looking back over a lifetime, you see love was the answer to
everything." Ray Bradbury.
2nd Aug 'Thinking Changes: Philosophy in schools' seems to be fav. It's for marketing 'call to action' only 48 characters allowed, inc. spaces!
Help from twitter followers. Which is better?
"Thinking Changes: Philosophy in schools" or "Philosophy in schools: thinking changes" #advice
: A Little History of Philosophy - Nigel Warburton at Foyles, Charing X Rd, London 6.30pm-7.30pm Sept. 20th. (free) h ...
'Philosophers on philosophy in schools' makes the Sunday Times Festival of Education highlights, read session reports: http://t.co/rDFz2bJ
29th Jul "I should have taken the money..."
29th Jul A philosopher is given a choice of wisdom, wealth or women. He chooses wisdom. In a flash of light he is given his wish and then looks up...
Another comedian (& KCL philosophy grad) supports our campaign @rosentweets @robinince
what's the connection between philosophy & comedians?
29th Jul @rosentweets
Thanks for your support Tom: I believe you know a few of our philosophy teachers from KCL
: You know I don't care about many things, but this is one of them. Philosophy in schools! Sign this. You're my heroes. h ...
28th Jul "If everyone studied philosophy, it would lead to a society where people’s beliefs, views & values were more carefully thought out" (Year 7)
28th Jul More letters from young people to Michael Gove: "Philosophy enriches the mind and promotes reasoning and thinking for oneself."
Valuing philosophy degrees, a conference exploring employability in philosophy: http://t.co/t0Y5Ga8
Great day, and thanks to @JDLiteracyTrust
for your help and advice this morning.
: The arrest of Rebekah Brooks is a huge deal - one degree of separation from the most powerful people (several of them) in the UK
Text PHIL10 £10 (or whatever you want to give) to 70070 to donate to THE PHILOSOPHY FOUNDATION & make a difference today http://t.co/TarFIkB
: Great afternoon watching a year 4 philosophy class expertly led by @peter_Worley
at John Ball School. Children deep ...
Last opportunity to become a philosophy teacher with us until further notice: http://t.co/03T7gtp
12th Jul @SirKenRobinson
"Systems of mass education are built on 2 pillars: the first is economic...the second is intellectual." Out of Our Minds
12th Jul Piaget "only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent or gradual."
12th Jul @stuartnam
thank you, and we agree: school is stuck in industrial revolution, factory machines. World has moved on. Need a school revolution
11th Jul @stuartnam @4_Rs
schools may well kill creativity, but there are some excellent philosophy teachers (ours for example!) who encourage it.
11th Jul @stuartnam
completely disagree with you, philosophy can and is done extremely well in the classroom. What have you based your claim on?
Maughn Gregory on Lipman's model of Philosophy for Children: http://t.co/IlW6915
Why Radio, "Teaching Philosophy for Children"
: I thnk that #philosophy
is the most fantastic addition 2 the modern primary & secondary skool curriculum - K Martinez http://t
New discussion started on our board: Media corrupts and absolute media corrupts absolutely http://t.co/FJCyenG
Next episode of WHY? Philosophical discussions of everyday life is on 'Teaching Philosophy for Children' http://t.co/1g87O27
Help us raise money by shopping online at no cost to you at all. Log into easyfundraising & register us as your charity http://t.co/vnh8A8c
1st Jul "Philosophy is like the foundation of a house, to be good at English or maths or science you have the foundation of being able to think."
"Philosophy is about thinking outside the box and finding more possible answers to a question." Donate Year 6 #philosophyinschools
"Surely you would agree that children should start critical thinking at a young age." Tyler Year 6 #philosophyinschools
1st Jul Have started to receive letters to Michael Gove by children who have experienced our philosophy lessons, they are fantastic! ---->
Our first Philosophical Forum on the topic of Genetic Enhancement in Sport: http://t.co/AEVRUC5
We'd like to welcome @matt_boniecki
to twitter and as to The Philosophy Shop as our new Project Co-ordinator.
Practitioners and Philosophy for Children - London School of Economics: Public lectures and events http://t.co/ce4vJZO
24th Jun @IAMKP
We know all about the course and wonderful work Catherine has done - music and philosophy seem v. closely linked. Divergent thinking!
24th Jun @childrenthink
only in terms of the people there : John White's speech raised some points everyone wanted to debate more. That's philosophy!
: Great to be on the panel with the big brained @phillipblond
at the philosophy for children seminar. Almost got cont ...
: Roundtable on Philosophy for Children at LSE was worth the 6 hour round trip from Sheffield; I especially enjoyed t ...
After last nights fantastic debates on philosophy in schools at the LSE read our Whitepaper on philosophy for children: http://t.co/YUNSjxW
: Did u do philosophy A-level or a philosophy degree? Did it put you off, or deepen your enthusiasm? Let me know 4 piece ...
: Great debate at the philosophy for children event at the LSE - Jonathan Douglas teaching us a lot about reading and l ...
: Philosophy for children Roundtable at the LSE today at 5, east building. Free. Please join us and RT
Last day you can purchase The If Machine on our site for only £12 [RRP £17.99] only one per person I'm afraid, UK only. http://t.co/CKOfKRO
: "If Michael Gove wants to replicate his own education, let him do it on his own children - not the nations' children" ...
21st Jun @TrudaSpruyt
It was a great debate. Will Alfie be wanting to write to Gove about philosophy being done in schools by any chance?
21st Jun @SteveCooke
apparently not, philosophy is for the young now a days you know!
: I'll be speaking about philosophy for children on BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves after 10pm tonight
We'd like to welcome our wonderful chair of trustees @pengedad
to twitter. Psychiatrist, father, philosophers, writer of short stories.
20th Jun @cathyby
Pleasure. If you're in the UK you can buy the book until Thurs for only £12 plus P&P from our website. Enjoy!
20th Jun @OliveraMijuskov
They are also rather good at logic and indexicals too if given the opportunity...
My son's favourite primary sch lesson -philosophy. Loved debate, paradoxes & room to think. More please! htt ...
20th Jun @cathyby
You buy the book, you use the book. Do as you will with it.
20th Jun @Orse99
They're our favourite lessons too! Please sign our petition to get philosophy in schools if you haven't already: http://t.co/ecSTvcs
20th Jun @cathyby
If she wants to buy from us get her to email me (emma@) with her address and I will send her a copy rather than go through site ->
20th Jun @cathyby
Not outside our remit. Best resource that will help her immediately and give her many lesson plans would be The If Machine book.
20th Jun @cathyby
we have - what are you after?
Arab Cultural Association Nazareth looking for someone to run critical thinking course this summer. If interst email me http://t.co/e2YcflC
: "Adam Curtis believed that 200,000 Guardian readers watching late night BBC2 could change the world": http://t.co/wh
Prof. Alison Gopnik, author of 'The Philosophical Baby', signs our 4Rs petition to get philosophy in to schools: http://t.co/rzW5S5T
: 'Exploring Philosophy' - podcasts from the Open Univ. on iTunes: Thought Experiments, Personal Identity and more ht ...
20th Jun Just discovered the problem of two twitter accounts...
Can children do philosophy, what have philosophers said about it and how could it be implemented ? All up for debate: http://t.co/oRRb4fw
: 30 Professors to resign posts as peer-reviewers for the AHRC in protest against its links to Govt's big society agenda h ...
The Man Who Went Up A Mill And Came Down A Montaigne #philosopyfilms
Run up to #LSEP4C
v. special offer available on our site for The If Machine book. One week only: http://t.co/CKOfKRO
only £12 (RRP £17.99)
16th Jun @philosophybites
Alison Gopnik's book Philosophical Baby is great - is she in the UK or will you be podcasting across the pond?
Reminder about new play: The Happiness Index: What David Cameron Can Learn From The Ancient Greeks & Romans: http://t.co/lfcYNiw
: Interested in Philosophy with Children? If you are European join SOPHIA Network. Ex-Europe become FRIEND OF SOPHIA http: ...
Membership to our site is now international, so if you'd like to support our work & have access to useful pedagogy tips http://t.co/huXytU4
: If Michael Gove wants schools not to prejudge pupil outcomes according to poverty will he also stop labelling children by a ...
8th Jun New sessions available on our site on Islamic Philosopher Avicenna. Thanks to KCL's Prof. Peter Adamson for his seminar to our specialists
: I will talking about my new book Believing Bullshit tomorrow night (Wednesday 8th) on Nightwaves programme, BBC Radio ...
6th Jun @benmoor
RT Also hugely proud of @SceneandHeardUK
for receiving The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - great work well done all.
5th Jun @Brixest
Thank you for tweeting about us, and come and join us in an educational revolution!
5th Jun @johntonta
You would probably manage to make a whole house out of fluff and sellotape...
4th Jun @howlightgetsin
Brilliant thanks, shall browse at leisure! Presume more will go up as the festival continues or comes to an end? www.iai.tv
3rd Jun @howlightgetsin
are there videos available for the public on all the amazing debates and talks that have happened over the festival?
Back from @howlightgetsin
talk tent was rammed on Wednesday as grown ups experienced XP machine & heard what kids had to say
Off to @howlightgetsin
today for fun, frolics and philosophy. 3 events tomorrow and 1 on Thursday. See you there.
31st May A new philosophical enquiry on maths available to download from our site for members. Who are the Platos or Aristotles in your class?
Measuring the height of pyramids: article in Creative Teaching & Learning this month by @peter_worley
Socratic questioning to get to answers
25th May @peter_worley
will be talking about how big ideas can be brought to children without watering them down @howlightgetsin
next Wed at 5pm
23rd May @howlightgetsin
We expect some of the dishes to be on offer at the festival...served up with some platatoes...sorry, doesn't cut the mustard
Debate on the popularisation of philosophy @howlightgetsin
Wed June 1st 5pm. Can philosophy ever be bite size?
23rd May @CPRnet
Could you point us in the direction of the research please?
New philosophy lesson plans on Business Ethics (KS2 & KS3) uploaded for all our members on our site: www.thephilosophyshop.co.uk
: Barring last-minute changes (not very unusual), I should be on Radio Four's Today programme, today around 08:50. ht ...
lesson plans uploaded on to site for all our members on logic and knowledge: 'Tabby is a cat' & 'What do you know?'
What time zone is the #rapture
: I think we should all pretend the #rapture
is happening so that when Harold Camping gets left behind later today he'll ...
Session on Nozick's XPM: 11 year old girl: "I wouldn't plug into the XP Machine but I would live real life as if I had."
20th May @BBCr4today @doctorow
and it's great for getting children engaged in philosophical discussions!
20th May @peter_worley
at least you'll know for future reference.
The teenage brain explained on "Inside the Human Body" @DrMichaelMosley
Do we now have sympathy for teenagers?
What is a collection of philosophers? Just described (accidentally) on @PhilosophyNow
radio as "a grump of philosophers"...nice
19th May @keith_wilson
what if the tweeter is a thing and not a person though?
19th May Philosophy Now Radio Show tonight: Teaching Philosophy to Children. Grant Bartley & John Holroyd interview Peter Worley at 8pm
2 new events for kids @howlightgetsin
Wed 1st 10am "What do you really want?" ages 10 & below, Thur 2nd 10am "So you think you're free?" 10+
Correction to previous tweet, the @PhilosophyNow
radio show is on at 8pm, not 7pm. Pete Worley interviewed about philosophy for children.
16th May @stephenfry
thought perhaps your friend had a goose, or a goose egg was your friend, in which case eating them was not friendly...
16th May @corinthino
Thanks for the tweet - we're here and doing indexicals (amongst other things) with children!
16th May @HannahScott_
We've got some great sessions on portraiture and standard of taste, email me if you'd like them. emma@the
16th May @julesevans77
thanks. I believe you're going to be @howlightgetsin
running some workshops - will you be around when we're there? 1st June?
16th May @HannahScott_
thanks Hannah - do you mean the one on teaching children moral philosophy?
AC Grayling & Angie Hobbs, comedian Robin Ince & educationalist Catherine McCall become patrons of The Philosophy Shop http://bit.ly/kL3Jva
14th May @TrudaSpruyt
That's a shame Truda, yes were @howlightgetsin
on Wed 1st and Thu 2nd. Would have been great to see you and Alfie there!
A final wise quote from Hume as a close to a wonderful week: "A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence." #Hume
13th May Our week of celebrating Hume in the classroom is drawing to a close & has seen kids looking at miracles, knowledge and the standard of taste
13th May @PhilosophyNow
latest issue out today, and it is a special on Philosophy for Children, dedicated to Matthew Lipman who died this year. #P4C
"We are got to fairy land, long ere we have reached the last steps of our theory [of the universal operation of the Supreme Being]" #Hume
Missed a #Hume
tweet yesterday so today it is 2 for the price of one! #philosophy
: This government, like the last “reduces education to a kind of factory process”, says Master of Wellington College Antho ...
11th May "[N]o testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous."
The Philosophy Shop Hume Week, quote a little later than usual - we like to keep you on your toes...#Hume
"Morals excite passions, and produce or prevent actions...The rules of morality, therefore, are not conclusions of our reason." #Hume
TPS Hume week continues: "Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken" #Hume #Philosophy
: Also looking forward to giving a talk on Plato and Atlantis at HowTheLightGetsIn at Hay on May 29th
: Discussing Plato and Atlantis in 'Atlantis: the Evidence - a Timewatch Special' Monday 9th May BBC2 19.00
: So we'll keep kids on until get Eng&Maths Cs, but take EMA away? Gove may have his 3Rs, but lacks 4th (Reasoning)! htt ...
"[Selves are] nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions which succeed each other with an incomparable rapidity" #Hume
8th May The Philosophy Shop 'Hume Week' continues with a quote a day...
: I predict this tweet will be re-tweeted 97 times. So, are you going to re-tweet it or not?
7th May @RichardWiseman
It won't be for long though - you didn't stipulate a time limit.
7th May @RichardWiseman
Nope! Just finished reading paranormality...so we will be interested to see how accurate your prediction is.
7th May "Though there be no such thing as Chance in the world; our ignorance of the real cause of any event has the same influence on understanding"
7th May Happy 300th Birthday Hume - we are celebrating by running a Hume Week: all our specialists are running sessions on Hume's ideas in school.
5th May #yestoAV
But of course we're not clever enough to consider more than 2 options are we...
5th May #yestoAV
although ironic that we are voting for a change in our voting system with only 2 options. What happened to PR, STV, d'Hondt method?
Friends, colleagues, fellow philosophers, please sign and retweet our petition. Want to get over 1000 signatures: http://tinyurl.com/5vc5qrg
29th Apr @BBCRadio4
great commentary from your male presenters about the dress: it's white, there's a veil. Like me @ car show: there are red ones...
Where are all the bods who voted 4 philosophy 2b taught in schools @BBCr4today
vote for "what should be taught in schools but isn't" in '06?
Can we get our petition up to 900 over the bank holiday weekend? 4Rs campaign to get philosophy in schools: http://tinyurl.com/5ulj8nx
28th Apr @Savephilosophy
We hope you are experiencing an Epicurean delight with friends, the odd bit of cheese, conversation & right on your side!
28th Apr @filipmatous
Have looked at your site and we like what you are doing too - see you on the 23rd, thanks for the tweet.
26th Apr @Savephilosophy
very reasonable as in is going to listen to the calls not to shut down the philosophy single honors?
: Its not that children are little adults - adults are big children
Interesting articles in New Scientist this week: free will from a psychological perspective, molyneux problem and happiness #philosophy
Sorry to announce the death of Gareth Matthews pioneer in thinking writing & teaching about philosophy & children http://tinyurl.com/6aun4an
Philosophy the most useful degree: http://tinyurl.com/6ccgpc9
We're biased but if most useful degree surely it should be a taught in schools
Email from philosopher @ Greenwich: "Looks as though the battle may be lost...next battle stop them diluting remaining courses" #philosophy
1st Apr Re: the closure of Greenwich University's philosophy department: the closure of any philosophy department is a threat to thinking itself.
Save Philosophy at Greenwich - Sign the Petition http://t.co/9Ft5IBD
Another sign that education's shrinking to a hole called 'do not think'
We'll be at Farncombe Estate again 29th - 31st May running a course on exploring philosophy through the arts: http://tinyurl.com/5t7ozbu
: Launch of #Philosophy
in schools book ‘The If Machine’: #4Rs
supporters amassed 2 C how it’s done. Robin Ince guested.http://o ...
24th Mar "The best book of its kind currently available" & "A significant contribution to educational theory." Dr M Hand @ 'The If Machine' launch
: ive seen [#Philosophy
] transform children in every aspect of their lives, says #4Rs
supporter R Cranwell. RT & Sign up! http:/ ...
: Philosophy is a hugely under-used resource in our education system. To petition Michael Gove, here's the link http:// ...
: "Teaching #philosophy
in schools is abt restoring children 2 their state of curiosity." -Writer Robert Rowland Smith on the ne ...
: New #4Rs
(Reasoning) supporter author Diana Janney: “…the importance of #Philosophy
for the nurturing of an inquiring and refl ...
28th Dec We are sorry to announce that Dr Matthew Lipman, the originator of philosophy for children died on December 26th.
Missed the webchat with AC Grayling and Peter Worley about philosophy in schools last night? Catch up here: http://tinyurl.com/379g3lu
: Don't miss philosopher AC Grayling and Philosophy in Schools expert Peter Worley on Mumsnet - tonight, 9pm http://www.mumsnet.com/
A.C. Grayling and Peter Worley on Mumsnet Tuesday 19th Oct 9pm webchatting about philosophy in schools. Join in: http://tinyurl.com/2vtetze
Philippa Foot obituary in the Guardian: http://tinyurl.com/37cpvhz
Saw her talk on natural goodness and found it inspirational.
3rd Oct @carriejenkins
that'll be the tube strikes fault. Admittedly there isn't much calm in the capital - but look at the scenery.
3rd Oct http://tinyurl.com/24cgxcj
did anyone say anything about philosophy guaranteeing a good education? Non! (see final paragraph of article)
: “Teaching philosophy in schools is about restoring children to their state of curiosity." – Robert Smith @RRSphilosopher #4rs
24th Sep @4_Rs
Agree. Not only does philosophy develop higher-order thinking and reasoning (& various other) skills , children love it. Like haribo.
: "Teaching students to think better is in the end even more important than teaching them to pass exams." - Philosopher John Dup ...
: "It's all very well being told what to think, but you can go much further if you are taught how to think." Comedian Robin Ince ...
: £10 tickets available online til Sat 4pm, £20 on the day. Book now for the most important match of the season http: ...
Michel de Montaigne for foreign secretary. #voteplato
Philippa Foot for Justice Secretary #voteplato
: "...the best philosophy translates creative ideas into action for the common good. You've scored twice already!" ht ...
25th Mar @alphabetofbeing
the philosophers behind me have been talking for the last 60 minutes about conspiracy theories and the truth thereof.
: Philosophy like a good game of football involves a robust defence, a hard working mid-field, and a bit of flair in ...
8th Jan Great philosophy session today with Yr 6 kids on the nature of the soul. Socrates or Aristotle? Aporia to insight in one hour. Great!
8th Jan @iwrly
which is your part of the website for us to look at and ponder over?
Just won a writing prize in a competition, Tomorrow's Teacher, run by Teacher's TV, downloadable from http://tinyurl.com/l4x3cc
Sci-Phi a new course we're offering in science-fiction and philosophy. Join us if you can: http://tinyurl.com/o7aoad
30th Apr http://tinyurl.com/d23aqh
(Rose report) the essentials for learning and life (page 2) are all covered in our philosophy sessions in schools
23rd Apr Finishing for today
22nd Apr Chillin' after a hard but rewarding day.
21st Apr Mmm... Sardines.
20th Apr Just lost a friend without him dying. Not nice.
20th Apr First day back was lovely in the end: a group of Year 4 and 5s who love hearing about the history of philosophy - magic
20th Apr No matter how long I've been doing this philosophy in schools stuff, after a holiday I still become anxious before I start again.
19th Apr Story is how we see the world, but people forget that so much of our perception is metaphor. This explains so much. Is everything metaphor?
18th Apr @microphilosophy
every time I am quoted in the press I think, "did I really say that? I don't remember sounding that dumb."
18th Apr Nearly just burnt the house down. A little shaken. Reminder: don't get lazy!
18th Apr Looking at DrStephenJones' twitter and comparing it to mine it makes me think: how within our control is the quality of our days?
18th Apr Woke up with a cold: it's like a full-time job. Or, do I just sound like I've got Man-flu?
Article in Mail out yesterday that features our work in schools, and comments from it's critics. My blog on it: http://tinyurl.com/d9cmna
5th Apr Developing ideas on sonata form Beethoven Sibelius and dialogue in philosophy: the music of argument and dialogue. Will post link when done
28th Mar Are we moving into a time of direct action? Goodwin - SATs boycott - G20 - what next?
21st Mar Great quote: "I, as a clergyman, am obviously going to take the view that we have free choice." So not a free choice then.
14th Mar Reading Leibniz on freedom and possibility.
7th Mar Dinner prepared, time to read my new philosophy book...whilst drinking a dry martini. Very James Bond.
4th Mar giving talk tonight at Kings College London about philosophy in schools.
2nd Mar Music is the celebration of change, old age is the cost of change, death is where you finally escape it.
2nd Mar teaching the law of excluded middle to year 5/6 (age 9/10)