Friday Afternoon Philosophy: A snapshot from the classroom
Please note this blog was written during lockdown and is pre-social distancing rules.
Having taught in a junior school for some 11 years now I have always included philosophy in my lessons. It can be found everywhere; in literacy almost everything we discuss is influenced by Aristotle’s The Poetics. In PSHE the very nature of tolerance, discussions about democracy, sexuality and society are all philosophically influenced ideas.
In my planning and our school curriculum I have sought to bring together the work of philosophers and theologians in an easy to understand but, hopefully, not oversimplified way. My hope for children is that by becoming more consciously philosophical they will be ready to live in a world of uncertainty. By walking through ‘thought experiments’, with a teacher there, indicating wha