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More Academies Nonsense

So the latest proposal to mollify objectors to the forced academisation process (i.e. everybody) is that Local Education Authorities may now be allowed to set up their own academy chains. But don’t worry, only the ‘good’ Local Authorities. Let’s wheel … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Children boosts children’s progress in literacy and maths

We in Athens are particularly pleased at the recent connections made between ‘philosophy for children’ and children’s success in literacy and maths. Today we spoke directly to the originator of P4C’s method of questioning, Socrates himself: “Yes, well I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Oxford Branch Events

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (Oxford branch) – joint seminar programme with the Religion, Philosophy and Education, OUDE: All seminars start at 5pm and end at 6:30 (OUDE, 15 Norham Gardens). 7 October The Rt Revd John Pritchard, … Continue reading

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What is Education For?

I was originally employed at Brookes to work on the Secondary PGCE programme, but over the years my teaching timetable has moved somewhat and this is now the second year in which I haven’t had any direct teaching on the … Continue reading

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What should we remember in schools?

David Aldridge is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at Oxford Brookes University, where he leads the BA Programme in Education Studies. In the mid-nineties the ‘Westhill Project’, which aimed to produce high quality materials for teachers of Religious Education, … Continue reading

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