NEXT Two day Bostes Accredited Foundation One Course on Saturday 10 September & Saturday 22 October at Bondi Junction. This course provides teachers with sufficient training to commence practicing Philosophy in the classroom. 12 Profession Development points. Full course details here.
NEWS Kate awarded UK accredited training status with SAPERE. Kate currently in the UK to present ‘Thinking Mathematically’ workshops in Cardiff, Cumbria and the University of Gloucester and ‘Philosophy with 5 year olds’ at The Philosophy Foundation in London.
NEW My year 11 English class had some mind bending discussions on the nature of truth. So much so, one boy proclaimed that he needed to go and rethink his whole perspective on life. These discussions have enabled them to delve more confidently into the meaning of the texts we have studied and I am finding that they are becoming more confident in their own interpretations. Read more feedback following the last Foundation course.
Teaching primary school children philosophy improves English and Maths skills. A recent major study involving 3,159 Year 3 students from 48 schools across the UK saw Maths and Reading scores improve by an average of two months. But the benefits were even more pronounced for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, whose reading skills improved four months, maths scores improved by three months and writing ability by two months. Visit Sapere for the full report.
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Philosophy for children provides measurable educational benefits for children. There is a growing body of evidence that it is good for them academically, socially and emotionally. Dr Stephen Law, Philosophy and Professor University of London, Author of The Philosophy Gym, Editor of Think, Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal.
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