Archive: Mon Nov 2010

  1. Philosophy on Radio 4

    How exciting to hear of the importance of primary school philosophy on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour this week (27/10/10). A philosophy student at Warwick University talked about how her interest in philosophy started as a child when she explored questions such as “why am I me and not someone else” with her friend – showing how natural this thinking in children and how important it is to encourage and develop it. The two guests on the programme, Dr Angie Hobbs and Professor Helen Beebee had both seen philosophy with primary children at work “Absolutely inspirational” was the verdict of Dr Hobbs after witnessing 8 and 9 year olds in a critical thinking skills session led by SAPERE exploring the difference between wants and needs. “Marvellous, philosophy really teaches you how to think about things for yourself” was the comment from Professor Beebeee.