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

Logic 2: formal and informal systems, applied ideas

In the previous post, I sketched out some reasons why it would be useful for all of us to know something about the fundamental concepts in formal logic. My claim is that because we use a vast array of models, theories and systems in our lives, we need to understand the concepts that describe how models… 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