Education in Northern Ireland (NI) is characterised by segregation along religious/sectarian lines underpinned by a long history of religious tensions and fractured politics. Ninety-three per...
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On a recent first trip outside Northern Ireland, following my two years or so of Covid-19 bubbling, I was struck by the national media coverage surrounding ‘our wee country’. With news of...Continue reading blog post
In 2019, in response to concerns in England regarding teacher recruitment and retention, the Education Secretary announced a two-year centrally funded Early Career Framework (ECF), designed to...Continue reading blog post
Understanding and mitigating the impact of Covid-19 disruption on trainee and early career teachers in secondary schools
Covid-19 has led to significant disruption in the established systems and practices of preparing new teachers. This blog post reports on the findings and recommendations from an Economic and...Continue reading blog post
‘Community’ is suggestive of collectivism and plurality, while ‘enquiry’ evokes processes of exploration led by pressing questions or concerns. Combining these concepts and practices is at...Continue reading blog post
The thing that captured my interest as a reluctant student teacher was the 1991 BBC film The Transformers, which showed children doing philosophy. This wasn’t academic philosophy. Rather than...Continue reading blog post
‘Community’ is suggestive of collectivism and plurality, while ‘enquiry’ evokes processes of exploration led by pressing questions or concerns. Combining these concepts and practices is at...
Community of philosophical enquiry (CPE) methodology is usually associated with Philosophy for Children (P4C) in schools, although it is used also in a variety of informal, non-formal and (other)...Continue reading blog post
Usually during academic conferences and seminars, the form of the one-to-one exchange, between ‘presenter’ and ‘participants’, reproduces a certain politics of the academic conversation:...Continue reading blog post
Listening to children is commonly associated with improving educational environments. Many educators believe that granting children more opportunities to express their voices can promote...Continue reading blog post
Among their many responsibilities, teachers are ethics educators. This role requires significant tensile strength because when teachers take it on, they feel pulled in two directions at...Continue reading blog post
Racism and discomfort in the community of philosophical enquiry: Darren Chetty in conversation with Joanna Haynes
Darren Chetty has written a number of articles relating to Philosophy for Children, racism and multiculturalism. The Dwelling Together film referred to in this interview shows him facilitating...Continue reading blog post