To activate emotions, to induce perplexity, to challenge intuitions, to ignite controversy, to elicit reasoned argument: these, I’ve argued, are what give a philosophical stimulus its juice. And these are the ambitions that inform my curation of stimuli when I’m designing new workshops. To illustrate, here’s an overview of The Real-Life Truman Show, my high school workshop about therapeutic deception in the context of dementia care.
The capacity to persuade is a vital currency: it fosters active civic participation and affords access to power in a democracy. Developing persuasiveness therefore has an important place in education. […]
I was tickled pink by this exchange between one girl’s mum (who hosted a Philosophy Club workshop at her home), and another girl’s dad (who arrived a little early to pick […]
Anyone keen to foster children’s curiosity and philosophical thinking is sure to savour this banquet of short films. Bon appétit! Our appetiser is Zia Hassan’s 9 year old discusses the […]
Recently I’ve seen a spate of articles along the lines of ‘What Philosophy Can Do For You’, focusing on the high results that philosophy students score on graduate school admissions […]