Archive: Mon Nov 2013

  1. World Philosophy Day

      Thursday 21 November is World Philosophy Day – a day to enjoy with your class, exploring ideas and thoughts. And, if you have never done philosophy with children before, this is a perfect time to give it a go!
      Set up in 2005 by UNESCO, World Philosophy Day has been going from strength to strength.  This quote is from UNESCO:
      “Faced with the complexity of today’s world, philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in reasoned dialogue, to build together the solutions to challenges that are beyond our control. This is the best way to educate enlightened citizens, equipped to fight stupidity and prejudice. The greater the difficulties encountered the greater the need for philosophy to make sense of questions of peace and sustainable development.”

    Irina Bokova
    UNESCO Director-General