ERIC Number: EJ1088005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Can Teaching Philosophy in Schools Count towards the Research Excellence Framework (UK)?
Fisher, Andrew; Tallant, Jonathan
Cogent Education, v2 n1 Article 1066090 2015
Even though critical thinking is carried out in schools across the country, there is no attempt to take high-level published philosophical research into schools. This paper reports on a pilot where this was attempted. The findings suggest that this can be done successfully and moreover that the results can be contextualised so as to count towards "impact" in the Research Excellence Framework (UK). The paper suggests that this means philosophers have not only a way of developing children's confidence and reasoning, but also a way of meeting the requirements on Higher Education Institutions within the UK.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Philosophy, Workshops, Lesson Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Values, Athletics, Research, Logical Thinking, Student Participation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom