TESpro links and references - 30911

All the weblinks and references from the September 30 2011 edition of TESpro in one place.

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propedagogy - Philosophy for Children - time to take the Kant out of won't?


"Alien Adventures in Philosophy" - A free lesson plan by "outspark" aimed at introducing Philosophy for Children to a KS2 class. It uses an interactive narrative to link enquiries: "Convince the aliens not to eat you."

"Philosophical Thinking Posters" - A set of free posters featuring quotes from philosophers and images, designed to be used as classroom displays.

"Post 16 Open Evening Philsophy PPT" - A PowerPoint to explain to Year 11 pupils why they should study philosophy at AS and A-level.

Organisations to contact:

The Philosophy Shop


Joining the site costs pound;35 and gives access to philosophy lesson plans, teaching strategies, games for thinking.

Specialist philosophy teachers are available to work in schools in Bath, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Essex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Birmingham. Plus new trainees in Manchester and Leeds. Prices range from pound;35 - pound;52 per session.

INSET days in Enquiry, Questioning and Thinking Skills (costs vary but start from pound;300 for a whole school half day INSET).

The If Machine - How to do philosophical enquiry in the classroom by Peter Worley contains 25 philosophy enquiry sessions. pound;14.99 from The Philosophy Shop



Provides materials and resources to download, as well as details of courses. The site also features research reports and updates on conferences.

SAPERE offers Philosophy for Children courses at three levels, featuring practical and theoretical development at each stage. The two day Level 1 course is pound;295, including a Level 1 course handbook (also available separately for pound;30). One-day INSETS are also available in Enquiry Based Learning and Developing P4C practice.


probehaviour - How can you help pupils remember what they learn?

Tom Bennett's blog


Paul Dix's site


To pose your questions to our behaviour experts, add a new thread here: www.tes.co.ukbehaviour


proresearch - Search for the hero

The Ethics Academy




To pose questions to the TESpro Career Clinic, visit: www.tes.co.ukcareerclinic



To contact the editor of TESpro, email: michael.shaw@tes.co.uk

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