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Philosophy Students into Schools, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Grace Lockrobin
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Background reading:

Anderson, B. (Ed) (2017)  Philosophy for children : theories and Praxis in teacher education, London Routledge 

Fulford, A., Lockrobin G. and Smith, R.  eds. 2020 (forthcoming). Philosophy and Community: Theories, Practice and Possibilities.  London: Bloomsbury.  

Gregory, M. Haynes, J, Joanna Haynes, Murris, K. (Ed) (2017) The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children. London, Routledge

Hand, M. and Winstanley, C. (2009), Philosophy in schools. London: Continuum 

Journal of philosophy of education.  Special Issue: ‘Philosophy for Children in Transition: Problems and Prospects’:  Edited by Nancy Vansieleghem and David Kennedy Volume 45, Issue 2 May 2011

Haynes, J., (2002) Children as philosophers : learning through enquiry and dialogue in the primary classroom, Oxford, Routledge

Lipman, M., and Sharp, A.M. (1978),  Growing up with philosophy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press

McCall, C.C. (2009) " Transforming thinking : philosophical inquiry in the primary and secondary classroom " Routledge, David Fulton 

Russell, B., (2004) ‘The Value of Philosophy’ in  The Problems of philosophy New York; Barnes and Noble. Also available online at  

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Core seminar readings 

Primary Reading:

Chetty, D. 2016. Racism and Discomfort in the Community of Inquiry. In: Gregory, M. Haynes, J. Murris, K. eds. The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children. London: Routledge pp. 11-18

Gregory, M. R., Haynes, J. and Murris, K. 2016.  A Narrative History of the Philosophy for Children Movement. In: Gregory, M. Haynes, J. Murris, K. eds. The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children. London: Routledge pp. xxi – xxxi.  

Hand. M., Can children be taught philosophy?  in Hand, M. & Winstanley, C. (eds), Philosophy in schools. London: Continuum, pp.3-17.   

Kennedy, D. (2004), ‘The Philosopher as Teacher: The Role of A Facilitator in a Community of Philosophical Inquiry.’ Metaphilosophy.35 (5), 744-765.

Robinson, G. 2016. Feeling the Pull: Ethical Enquiry and the Tension it Creates for Teachers. In: Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 36(1) pp. 44-54.

White, J. (1992), ‘The Roots of Philosophy.’ In A.P. Griffiths, The impulse to philosophise. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 73-88  

Worley. P. (2016) Ariadne’s Clew Absence and presence in the facilitation of philosophical conversations Journal of Philosophy in Schools Vol. 3. No. 2 (2016) Available online at:


Secondary Reading:

Field, T. 1995. Philosophy for Children and the Feminist Critique of Reason. In: Critical and Creative Thinking 3(1) [no pagination].  

Gardner, S. (1996), ‘Inquiry is no Mere Conversation (or Discussion or Dialogue), Facilitation of inquiry is hard work!’ Critical & Creative Thinking, 16(2), 41-49. - Available online:

Gregory, M. (2011), ‘Philosophy for Children and its Critics: A Mendham Dialogue.’ Journal of philosophy of education., 45 (2), 199-120

Kitchener, R.F. (1990), ‘Do children think philosophically? ’ Metaphilosophy., 21(4), 416-431

Matthews, G, (1978) ‘The Child as Natural Philosopher’ Lipman, M, Growing up with philosophy pp.63-77. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 

Murris, K., (2000) ‘The Role of the Facilitator in Philosophical Inquiry’ Thinking Vol. 15 No. 2) pp. 40 – 46 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 27/09/2017) 

Murris, K., (2000), ‘Can Children do Philosophy? ’ Journal of philosophy of education., 34(2), 261- 279. 

Pritchard, M., Philosophy for Children’,  Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy [electronic resource]. (Spring 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = 

Scolnicov, S. (1978) ‘Truth, Neutrality and the Philosophy Teacher’ In M. Lipman and A.M. Sharp. Growing up with philosophy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 392 - 404  

Vansieleghem, N. and Kennedy, D. (2011), ‘What is Philosophy for Children, What is Philosophy with Children – After Matthew Lipman.’ Journal of philosophy of education.45 (2), 171-182

Winstanley, C., Philosophy and the development of Critical Thinking’ in Hand, M. & Winstanley, C. (eds), Philosophy in schools. London: Continuum, pp. 85 - 95


Wilson, J. (1992) ‘Philosophy for Children: A Note of Warning’ in Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 10(1): 17-18 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 27/09/2017) 

Worley, P., (2009) ‘Philosophy in philosophy in schools’ Think : philosophy for everyone ISSN: 1477-1756; 1755-1196 8 (23) pp. 63-75

Worley, P., (2015b) ‘Open thinking, closed questioning: two kinds of open and closed question’ Journal of Philosophy in Schools Vol. 2. No. 2 (2015) Available online at:

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Useful classroom resources:

Baggini, J. (2010) The pig that wants to be eaten : and ninety-nine other thought experiments London: Granta Books

Buckley, J. (2012)  Pocket P4C : getting started with philosophy for children London: One Slice Books

Buckley, J. (2012)  Thinkers' games : making thinking physical London: One Slice Books

Cave. P. (2007)  Can a robot be human? : 33 perplexing philosophy puzzles London: Oneworld Publications

Fisher, R. (1997)  Games for thinking, Cheshire: Nash Pollock Publishing

Fisher, R. (1996)  Stories for thinking, Cheshire: Nash Pollock Publishing

Gaut, B., & Gaut, M. (2011)  Philosophy for young children : a practical guide London: Routledge

Worley, P., (2010)  The if machine : philosophical enquiry in the classroom, London Continuum

Worley, P., (ed.) (2012 ) The philosophy shop : ideas, activities and questions to get people, young and old, thinking philosophically, London: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing


This list was last updated on 01/10/2019