Bristol Philosophy Exchange, University of Bristol, Winter 2013 – 14

Bristol Philosophy Exchange

Bristol Philosophy Exchange is now in its second year. The sister project of Leeds Philosophy Exchange initiated by Grace, is now run by Thinking Space practitioner Ellie Hart. The project brings together philosophy undergraduates, philosophy postgraduates with trainee and qualified teachers from local primary schools. Together the group undertakes SAPERE Level 1 Foundation course in philosophy with children, and this is then supported by regular workshops with Ellie Hart. The group work in parallel facilitating regular philosophical enquiries with children in Y2-Y5.
The rationale for this exciting project is that philosophers, although experts in their subject, have much to learn about how philosophy might work in schools, and equally teachers, although expert educators, lack a grounding in philosophy. Together the group is able to exchange ideas and experiences for the benefit of children in local schools.
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