Threshold Concepts

Last year, I developed an introduction to threshold concepts for the Higher Education Academy. It is now available online: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/reflecting-threshold-concepts-introductory-tool Let me know what you think. I am always happy to talk about the applications of threshold concepts in education and for development in business settings. Contact me for more information.  

Philosophy and Critical Thinking in Schools

Critical thinking and philosophy education in schools were recently explored in the Radio 4 programme Bringing up Britain. There are many benefits for all pupils and students. Have a listen. It covers some interesting material on the development of thinking skills and analysis. Bringing up Britain: Series 10, Episode 1 I am a skilled and experienced philosophy… Read More

Formal Logic

In our professional lives, we are surrounded by and endlessly use and manipulate information and systems that are based on formal logic. The worlds we occupy are structured by theories, models and systems that are more or less logically coherent. If our aim is to make the world a better place, then starting with an understanding of logic beyond the simple analysis of arguments is a necessity. Read More

Connections and thinking: the future

Werner Herzog’s recent documentary film ‘Lo and Behold‘ is a thoughtful meditation and exploration of the internet, digital connectivity, artificial intelligence, and some of the ethical and social issues that these technologies raise for us. It covers a range of thoughts and ideas that tax me too: the future of work, education and ideas. Additionally,… Read More