Critical Thinking – Doing the Basics at Home

Imaginative, innovate thinkers are sought after in every realm of modern life and the ability to think critically is highly valued. Just ask anyone teaching or employing young people today!

Author, educator and CEO of the Philosophy Foundation UK, Peter Worley, believes that ‘questioning’ is not only at the heart of good philosophy and teaching, but also at the heart of good parenting

 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for parents of children of all ages because even if it’s not all relevant today, it will be tomorrow!

What will parents get from this workshop

In this workshop Peter will talk to parents about what critical thinking is (and – perhaps, more importantly – what it’s NOT but is sometimes thought to be!). Peter will be making a case for why critical thinking is needed for our children in this world of ‘soundbites’, ‘fake news’, ‘alt facts’, ‘post-truth’ and ‘fact checking’. He will also provide you with a few basic principles and practical strategies that you can use to help encourage critical thinking in your children without frightening them off or boring them!

– A clearer understanding of Critical Thinking

– Practical strategies and basic principles to encourage Critical Thinking in your children (and yourselves!)

– Resources to find out more

– An opportunity to try out some Critical Thinking

– A rationale for why use Critical Thinking

About our speaker

Peter Worley teaches philosophy in schools every week. He is a Resident Philosopher at 6 state primary schools in London and he is the founder and CEO of The Philosophy Foundation (www.philosophy-foundation.org), a charity that specialises in philosophy in primary and secondary schools, based in the UK. Peter has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and regularly gives talks and presentations about philosophy in schools. He is a Fellow of the RSA and is a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London.