Metathink provides a range of events and training for the Education sector. These events use the methods of philosophical enquiry and dialogue to develop reasoning, imagination and communication skills.
This can be used to support curriculum objectives, to develop explicit thinking skills programmes and to create a positive culture of learning and thinking.
Combined with team activities, thought experiments, mind games and cooperation exercises, these events are challenging, engaging and fun.
We can provide events from a one hour workshop to a one week summer-school. These can range from a general introduction to philosophical dialogue and thinking skills to a deeper focus on specific themes, works or curriculum areas.
Our existing workshops include What’s the Big Idea? (a general introduction to philosophical thinking), and a range of events with a more specific focus such as The Philosophy of Science Fiction, The Philosophy of Art, The Philosophy of Success, Thinking About Entrepreneurship, and Social and Ethical Issues in Science. Bespoke sessions can be designed for a broad range of topics.
Metathink facilitators are educated to degree level in philosophy and are trained in ‘Philosophy for Children (P4C). We provide philosophy and thinking skills programmes for schools, Gifted and Talented organisations, Local Authorities, Regional Partnerships and Universities. We also provide staff training in dialogue facilitation.
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