“Thank you so much for a really fun and interactive course, you have helped my confidence, and really expanded my knowledge. I’ve had a lot of fun, and I have felt that the experience was really different yet thought provoking.”
Most of the hundreds of young people who have been involved in Philosophy for Teenagers courses and events have enrolled on the Introduction to Philosophy 10-week course as a first port of call. The format of the course is simple – every week, a 15 minute topic video is emailed to participants, along with an accompanying activity sheet. The ‘main event’ of the week is then a one-hour live philosophy discussion, based on the week’s topic. This is run via Zoom with audio & chat-box communication for participants, and video of the tutor.
The course provides young people with the opportunity to explore a good range of the ‘big questions’, covering philosophy of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of art, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion and more.
The aims of the course are:
- To provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore ideas, arguments, and theories through structured discussion and engaging, quality resources.
- To encourage and enable participants to develop critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills.
- To provide an opportunity for young people who are interested in philosophy to work together and form friendships
- To have fun exploring the wonderful world of philosophy!
The next 10-week online courses starts in January 2022, with live discussions running on Mondays/Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm. Numbers are limited so book quickly to secure a place by e-mailing email@example.com or purchasing a ticket via Eventbrite:
Fee: £75. FSM pupils contact for fee info.