The Philosophy in Education project aims is to promote engagement with philosophy at all points of the education process. PEP is intended to be an umbrella for existing and forthcoming initiatives such as organising conferences, teacher training, resource and qualification development. It will provide an identifiable banner to be used when promoting these activities.
Under the PEP heading we have written to the Secretary of State for Education, to advocate philosophy in schools both for its educational value and its social utility as a counter to the threat of extremism, with the creation of a new philosophy GCSE as a specific proposal (the case for this proposal is made by Simon Blackburn in The Conversation and John Taylor in Schools Week.
We are in discussion with an awarding body about this proposal.
The Philosophy in Education Project Team
The Philosophy in Education project exists to promote engagement with philosophy at all points of the education process.
Anthony Grayling President, Philosophy in Education Project
Dr John Taylor Philosophy in Education Project Director
Board of Patrons
Simon Blackburn Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge University
Angie Hobbs Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, Sheffield University
David Papineau Professor of Philosophy of Science, King’s College, London.
Timothy Williamson Wykeham Professor of Logic, Oxford University
Dr Michael Lacewing, A Level Philosophy
Andrew Copson, Chief Executive, British Humanist Association
Dr David Edmonds, Philosophy Bites
Dr Nigel Warburton, Philosophy Bites
Peter Worley, CEO & Co-founder, Philosophy Foundation
Emma Worley, COO & Co-founder, Philosophy Foundation
Lizzy Lewis, Development Manager, SAPERE
Grace Robinson, Founder and Managing Director, Thinking Space
Charlotte Blease, University College, Dublin