Dr Lisa Jones with Callum Smith, recipient of the Waid Academy Philosophy Prize 2007, sponsored by St Andrews Philosophy Department
The Philosophy Department at the University of St Andrews is keen to support the teaching of philosophy in secondary education and has developed a number of outreach initiatives engaging schools, teachers, and the Philosophy Higher syllabus. We are also beginning to engage in philosophy initiatives at primary-school level, in response to a growing interest in philosophical enquiry as part of the 'curriculum for excellence'.
We hold regular events here in St Andrews to support both pupils and teachers of philosophy (see buttons to the left), and our staff have even taken outreach ‘on the road’, visiting schools to give talks.
We have also had one of our PhD graduates funded by the Royal Institute of Philosophy to be a Visiting Philosophy Teacher at Waid Academy, Anstruther.
This website contains information about all our outreach activities, including our online distance-learning philosophy modules for teachers which are available as of September 2012
NEWS: philosophy online distance learning modules available again from September 2012!!
- click button on the left to link to the web page