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Stephen Bigger

Stephen Bigger PhD began his career as a secondary teacher and from 1981 was a lecturer in education in teacher training institutes, in Scarborough, Oxford and Worcester, ending as head of department and head of research in education.

Over that period he produced three books in collaboration with colleagues, made chapter contributions to others and wrote many articles and book reviews.

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Publications by Stephen Bigger

Living Contradiction

Describes how one teacher lost himself in his rigid commitment…

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Philosophy as a school ethos

March 21 2017

"Philosophy can give young people the skills and confidence, not only to question and challenge purported facts but also to see through the current attempts in some quarters to discredit the very notions of fact, truth and expertise."
Philosophy for children (and young people) encourages and enables clear lucid thinking and challenges misinformation, dubious information and indoctrination. It is not an occasional school lesson but a way of thinking across the whole curriculum. It requires a respectful school ethos in which teachers and pupils are able to engage in meaningful dialogues.

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Harold Rosen, respectful teaching and researching.

March 16 2017

I wish to share the insights of Harold Rosen given by the Institute of Education London here. This refers to a new collection of his life work published here

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