Peter Worley

Peter Worley BA MA FRSA is a philosopher, author and educator. Peter is co-founder and CEO of educational charity The Philosophy Foundation, president of SOPHIA, the European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children and visiting research associate at Kings College London. As CEO he represents the charity worldwide speaking at international conferences and festivals, works in the classroom with children every week, trains philosophy graduates and classroom teachers, whilst leading TPF in its mission to transform thinking in education.

Peter developed the method of Philosophical Enquiry that is at the heart of The Philosophy Foundation’s work, as captured in his first book The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom. His next books, The If Odyssey and The Philosophy Shop were both shortlisted for Educational Book of the Year, 2013, with The Philosophy Shop winning this prize, as well as Best Anthology and Best Philosophy Book 2012. His co-authored book, Thoughtings was selected as Best Teaching Book 2013. In 2014, his fifth book, Once Upon an If: The Storythinking Handbook was shortlisted for Educational Book of the Year. He delivers training for philosophy departments across the UK, and has given two TEDx Talks about philosophy in schools.

His sixth book, 40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking, is due out in September.

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