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.