Philosophy will be introduced into secondary schools from 2017, and many argue for its formal introduction to primary schools.
Thought Stories explores the potential of literature to introduce philosophy and critical thinking to children and young people, and will be of interest to parents, educators and literature-lovers alike.
Peter Worley is Co-Founder and CEO of The Philosophy Foundation and President of SOPHIA, the European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children. He is also an award-winning author of The If Machine.
Anne Fine is one of Britain’s most distinguished writers for both adults and children, twice voted UK Children’s Author of the Year. Anne was UK Children’s Laureate from 2001 to 2003. She set up www.myhomelibrary.org, to inspire children to form their own home libraries.
Dr Philomena Donnelly (chair) introduced Philosophy With Children into Irish primary schools in 1989 and since then has been an advocate of having philosophy in the form of Socratic dialogue present at all levels of education.