Philosophy for children


Our professional development programs help teachers and school leaders develop philosophical schools with a thriving culture of critical, creative and ethical thinking. We equip teachers to confidently facilitate philosophical enquiry in the classroom, and we offer a vision for whole-school transformation in which students’ experiences are enriched by deep learning, collaboration and increased self-efficacy.

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You may wish to read an academic article by our director, Michelle Sowey: Strengthening Dialogic Argument: What teachers can learn from authentic examples of student dialogue which was published in the Journal of Philosophy in Schools in 2018.

Philosophy facilitator

[Children are] very eager and open to thinking philosophically about ideas… They’re trying to understand their world and make meaning in it. And I think unfortunately in our current system these questions aren’t getting uptake… in part because teachers aren’t really trained to deal with those kinds of questions.”
Sarah Goering, Philosophy for kids: Sparking a love of learning, TEDx video.