Teaching Critical Thinking and Metacognition through Philosophical Enquiry


In this session I will present the results of The Philosophy Foundation’s research. Through this research with Kings College London we wanted to see whether philosophical enquiries, as practiced by TPF, impacted well on the children’s ability to use critical thinking skills successfully, or whether by adding an element of teaching to our work we could improve the success rate of children’s use of critical thinking skills – and ultimately their metacognitive abilities. I will outline the research, the results and how we taught the skills alongside philosophical enquiry.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.