The University of Kent and the King’s School Canterbury are launching a Philosophy in Education Network for teachers and students in the local area with the aim of promoting the teaching of philosophy in schools. We anticipate that the group might be of interest not only to those currently involved in following or delivering Religious Studies and/or Philosophy courses but would also be a vehicle through which to encourage the development of philosophical thinking more broadly, as for example part of the University’s Outreach support for the Extended Project Qualification.
At this stage we have in mind arranging some of the following:
- Teacher meetings for sharing teaching ideas, resources, good practice and so forth;
- Visiting speakers from the Philosophy Department at the University of Kent and elsewhere to address aspects of the different specifications;
- Exam advice for both students and teachers from examiners;
- Student conferences;
- Student sessions for developing research skills and how to construct an extended argument;
- The promotion and delivery of Philosophy for Children.
The network intends to hold an initial meeting for teachers in the Spring Term at which to discuss some of these proposals and to share ideas concerning any other projects the network might engage in.
If you would like to be involved please email Alex martin-Carey on A.E.Martin-Carey@Kent.ac.uk