“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think” (Socrates)
Being able to think critically and philosophically develops the ability to explore ordinary but puzzling concepts, to improve thinking and communication skills, to make more sense of the world, to challenge and to develop respect and empathy for others, bringing benefits which will enrich children’s lives and futures
This year we are introducing this initiative to all our children, making time each week for open ended discussion around specific Big Questions. Questions to think upon, consider, reflect, debate, discuss, form an opinion and understand those of others. This approach will be threaded across curriculum subjects including our new approach to Philosophical and Religious Education.
Each week there will be one whole school Big Question, for us to reflect upon, to discuss in our assemblies, with our teachers and for you as families to also start to think about.
We want you to get involved in the Big Questions!
The first one is “Are grown ups and children equal?”
Get involved as a family and start thinking!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this new initiative.