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Creative Philosophical Enquiry: What I learned through Creative Partnerships

Creative Partnerships was England’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising their aspirations, achievements, skills and life chances. It is a real shame to see this flagship scheme disappear, however Thinking Space were so lucky to be part of Creative Partnerships projects from 2008 – 2011 working on twenty different projects with dozens of teachers and hundreds of children.

Many of these projects were charactisrised by exciting collaborations with educators and artist. One of the outcomes of this collaborations was a lot of fresh thinking on creative ways to bring philosophical enquiry alive for children and young people.

‘Creative Philosophical Enquiry’ is a resource Grace wrote in 2012. Published by CapeUk the organisation responsible for Creative Partnerships in South Yorkshire, it is now freely available to download. Get your copy here.

The resource combines an introducion to some of the key ideas that underpin philosophy with children along with strategy cards that you can download experiment with.

Philosophising with photos, philosophy in role, philosophy and forest school. It’s all here!

We’d love to hear how you got on, so get in touch if you’ve found them useful.

This post is by Grace

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